Rare Child Size Parade Lantern with Drop-In Pewter Whale Oil Burner, and the Original Bark Covered Carrying Stick. Circa 1870 to 1900. The missing original burner was probably simple Tin, but I replaced it with this Deluxe Unused cork lined Pewter Burner. All 4 sides of glass are old and wavy, and are trapped inside the soldered Square Cage. Designed with 4 Air Intake Holes punched into the bottom tin, and the internal fount hanger wires come out the top Exhaust Flue. The Wires are twisted together, but Flex inward to allow the lifting of the lantern frame for Lighting !
If it were to "Rain on your Parade" this Lantern would drown out, since there was no Rain Cap or Crown.
Condition : In Great Overall Condition. The Original "Holding Stick" even has signs of Charring from the Lantern's Heated Exhaust. One Glass Side has a Straight Scratch across it, possibly a failed attempt at cutting it.
Measurements : Lamp Stands 8 7/8 inches High from Base to top of Flue, and measures 3 7/8 inches Square at the Glass and has a 3 3/8 inch Base. The Original Bark Covered Handle is 10 3/4 inches Long.
Weight : 14.5 Ounces.
Technical Notes : I was going to re-paint this lantern but found remnants of Japanning, so I left it alone, in it's original weathered state. It also looks like the Lantern was Designed around Blake's Perpetual Chimney Patents of the 1860's.
See Book Ref. : Oil lamps (volume 3)
By : Thuro
Page : 70
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