"White Star" Hand Lantern with Sangster Oil Pot Circa late 1860's !!! Early original lantern made of thin sheet iron with No Rust Holes.
Early removable clear Globe has lots of Glass Swirls & Trapped Air Bubbles with One internally Burst Air Bubble . Metal Bail Wire Frame snaps over the globe's Flue Cap like a more familiar skaters lantern.
Sangster Oil Pot is removed by squeezing the 2 tabs underneath the bell bottom skirt. Has explosion proof vapor filament or stuffing inside the tank, and Does Not Leak.
The Chimneyless Brass Burner has the two side heat deflectors, and is marked "INDEX". It is in working order with a new wick installed.
Bare metal was re-painted with safe Water-Based Black Acrylic Paint.
Measures : Overall 17 3/8 inches High from base to top of bail handle, and 12 inches from base to top of Crown Cap.
Weighs : 1 Pound and 1.4 Ounces.
Globe Dimensions are 6 5/8 inches High, top diameter is 2 3/4 inches across, and bottom diameter is 3 3/8 inches across.
Similar Rare Lantern Book Ref. : Lanterns that Lit Our World
By : Anthony Hobson
Page : 148
(similar to Rare Defiance "Peerless" model lantern, circa 1901 to 1914 but no "White Star" connection)