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Rare Original "Steven's Patent" Pocket / Skating Lantern !!! Ca. 1875.
Tin Lithographed First Model of "Steven's Patent" Pocket or Skating Lantern !!! Original First Patented on Sep. 7,1875 Patent # 167479.
Deluxe Features include Lithographed Exterior, Wire Bail Carry Handle, Belt Clip on back while Ice Skating, Illumination Flap Glass Cover,Round Lighter Hole Side Flap, Side Thumbwheel to adjust Wick height, Drop Out Fount to re-fill kerosene.
Stands 5 5/8 inches High, 2 5/8 inches Wide, and 1 5/8 inches Deep.
Weighs 7.6 Ounces.
See Pattern in Book Ref :
Book : Oil Lamps Vol. 3
By : Thuro
Page : 217
illustrations : (b) with rear Wire handles, and (c) with Top Bail Handle.
Historic Note : Later Examples were produced by Dietz with Marked Thumbwheels and sold as Traveler's / Pocket / and Skater's Lanterns and Red Lens Filtered Darkroom Lanterns.
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Frank Harchuska, Palmyra, PA
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