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Pair Antique American Hand Held Copper Lanterns

Fantastic true pair of early Nineteenth century copper lanterns in excellent estate condition. These semicircular lamps have their original semicircular, removable burners, still in useable condition. The handles on the back of the lamps and on the front of the fonts are adjustable (fold in or out). There are star shaped air vents at bottom and top. The glass pane doors lock with an up and down sliding rod. One ingenious construction technique seen here is the tapered wall of the reservoir; the semicircular wall of the reservoir flares outward, which serves to tightly fit under a soldered protrusion on the inside back wall of the lantern. The front, flat edge of the resevoir fits tightly to the closed and locked door, resulting in a very stable, forward looking, and easily carried flashlight!

As you can see from the photos, I have made no attempt to clean these lanterns, even including the glass. As this rare pair has not been touched in generations, I simply didn't want to be the first. I'll leave it up to the buyer to decide on the level of patina to keep. From a local Barnstable estate.


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