Handlan workers were captured assembling signal lamps in 1902 in the attached photo.  Their employer, St. Louis’ Handlan-Buck Manufacturing Company, was founded in 1856.  For over 120 years, Handlan-Buck one of the nation’s leading suppliers of railroad lamps and lanterns.  Handlan family member, Thomas McTague, recently donated digital copies of treasured photos from the company.

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