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This old battery operated lantern depicting a devil is made of celluloid. The face has a lot of character with a furrowed brow, beady eyes and silver teeth. The red celluloid is accented with the painted features. The head sits on a metal base that holds the battery and there is a small metal cap that is secured by a small screw at the top of the bail. This takes a single "C" battery and a small bulb for operation and it is quite fun when lit. It has a on/off lever in the front. This comes with the original, plastic strap so it could be tied to a child’s wrist or hung for decoration. The bottom of the base is marked Made In Japan and I believe it dates from the 1950's.
It measures about 4 ½” high and the base measures about 2 3/8” in diameter and is in very good, working condition with minimal wear and no damage. The plastic strap has a couple of knots and is crimped and wrinkled in places.
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Vintage Halloween Novelty B.O. Celluloid Devil Lantern
$285 USD SOLD
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