Rare Miniature Child's "Whale Oil Bullseye Signal Lantern" with both the Red & Blue Filters !!! Ca. 1870-1880.
These Miniature Bullseye Signal "Whale Oil Lanterns" were popular with children during the 1870's after the American Civil War "Signal Corps" Lanterns came into fame, which were also originally whale oil lanterns ! Circa 1870's - 1890's.
The Undamaged Bullseye Condensing Lens in the hinged door works as an illuminating flash light, and the Red & Blue Filter Lenses are still Internally Mounted Turret change the Light Emitting Colors by rotating the assembly with the top exhaust vent cap.
See the photo whereas the internal rotating shutter assembly is removed which holds the Color Filters in place
Stands only 4 5/8 inches high, and 2 3/8 inches in base diameter.
Weighs 6.5 Ounces.
Near Mint Condition with 90% of original Japanned Finish.
Item ID: 3444
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