Up for sale is an original brass door knob and plate with BN embossed in large letters on the top of the plate. I think this is for the Burlington Northern railroad and most likely came from an old train station or railway depot. This antique brass set has a wonderful patina. Please see pictures for reference. The BN might stand for something else so please make your own assessment of the lettering.It could also be NB instead of BN. Regardless, the set is a very nice antique piece that goes well for a restoration project or for display in a railroadania collection.
The patent is listed on the inside of one of the plates with June 1899 as the listed patent date. I have other vintage brass railway locks and obsolete steel railroad padlocks made by Corbin Cabinet, Adlake, Slaymaker, Slaight of New Jersey, Sherburne, MM Buck, Miller Company, Fraim, OM Edwards, Loeffelholz of Milwaukee, Union Brass Manufacturing of Chicago Illinois, Y&T, Yale, Wilson Bohannan, Adams & Westlake, Ritchie & Son, Keen Kutter, Handlan, Best Company, and Post Co of Cincinnati Ohio.I also have other listings for railway lanterns and various logo locks and vintage pancake locks. BN was a United States-based. Burlington Northern operated between 1970 and 1996. Its historical lineage begins in the earliest days of railroading with the chartering in 1848 of the. A direct ancestor line of the. Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Which lends Burlington to the names of various merger-produced successors.
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. On December 31, 1996, to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway later renamed., which was owned by the. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation. Burlington Northern Railroad was the product of the merger of four major railroads: the. Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway. The four railroads shared a very intertwined history, due to the efforts of. The railroad tycoon who had founded the Great Northern Railway. Hill attempted to merge the two railways but was rebuffed by the leaders of the Northern Pacific. That same year, came the next attempt to merge the railroads with the establishment of the.
A trust that controlled all three, with Hill serving as president. The company was sued in 1902 under the. And in 1904 the Justice Department won in the.
Although the ruling forced the three companies to be operated independently, they were still closely linked, even sharing a headquarters building, the. Like the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, this new railroad was co-owned by the Great Northern and Northern Pacific and allowed both to access the Pacific Northwest.
Leaders attempted to merge another two times, in 1927 and 1955, but were unsuccessful. The four railroads were finally cleared to merge on March 2, 1970, after a legal challenge that once again went to the Supreme Court.To further expand the Burlington Northern, a single track was constructed in 1972 into the. To serve various coal mines.
The expansion was a source of traffic unprecedented in United States railroad history. Most of the increase was attributed to Powder River coal from Wyoming. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Door Knobs & Handles".The seller is "sambro1830" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Iraq, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Malta, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Uganda, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.