ANTIQUE BRASS CANDLE LANTERN MINING RAILROAD MARITIME ?

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 29,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction
THIS IS A EARLY CONSTRUCTED COLLAPSABLE BRASS LANTERN WITH AN AUTO FEED CANDLE FEATURE. NO MANUFACTURERS NAME OR DATE CAN BE FOUND! I WILL TRY MY BEST TO DESCRIBE HOW IT WORKS, T IS A SPRING LOADED CANDLESTICK THAT A CANDLE IS INSERTED AND AS IT BURNS THE SPRING WILL PUSH IT TOWARDS THE TOP. THE LANTERN HOUSING HAS A CLEAR GLASS GLOBE ( A FEW RIM CHIPS AND A CRACK ABOUT 1 1/2" LONG) AND REFLECTOR THAT PRODUCES A DIRECTIONAL LIGHT WHEN THE CANDLE IS LIT. THIS IS WHAT MAKES ME THINK IT IS USED FOR MINING, HUNTING, RAILROAD INSPECTOR, SHIPPING, ETC. , W A DIRECT BEAM OF LIGHT WOULD BE PREFERRED. THE LANTERN IS COLLAPSABLE, YOU TWIST THE HOUSING AND IT EXTENDS INTO A LAMP THAT CAN BE HUNG OR SIT DOWN WITH A BASE WHILE LIT. T IS A HANDLE ON THE TOP AND DUEL HANDLES BEHIND THE REFLECTOR ON THE HOUSING. WHEN THE LANTERN IS PUT BACK TO THE COLLAPSED POSITION THE CANDLE WILL EXTINGUISH. WHEN THE LANTERN IS EXTENDED IT MEASURES 14" TALL WHILE BEING CARRIED AND 13" TALL WHILE SET ON THE GROUND OR A TABLE. WHEN THE LANTERN IS COLLAPSED IT MEASURES 9" TALL THE GLOBE MEASURES 5" TALL BY 3" ROUND E MAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS AND THANKS FOR LOOKING!

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