19C American Kerosene Porch or Coach Lantern

19C American Kerosene porch or Coach Lantern.



19C American Kerosene Porch or Coach Lantern

REALLY NICE late 19th Century American Cast Iron, Lantern for use on a porch, coach or carriage.

From circa 1880…..it was originally a kerosene lamp….the kerosene container still exists.

Converted into an electric  lantern probably in the early-20th Century.

Genuine patina consistent with age.

We have decided not to re-paint this piece as we think it is perfect the way it is…it is unpretentious in its simplicity !

It has 3 glass panels, front and 2 sides.

The back of the lantern on the interior is painted white to reflect light.

The Bulb sits inside a glass hurricane shade and it has a reflective or mirrored circular panel to the rear that reflects the light right and left.

The side panel is hinged for easy access to the light.

It has a large handle on top for easy carriage.

It is mounted on a simple piece of timber which would have been affixed to an early porch, coach or carriage.

This is not a high-end lantern…but it is a PERFECT example of the type of lantern used by everyday American Folk back in the late 19th Century.

For this it is a great little historical piece !!

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A lantern is a portable lighting device or mounted fixture used to illuminate areas. Lanterns may also be used for signaling, as torches, or as general light sources outdoors. Low light level varieties are used for decoration. The term "lantern" is also used more generically to mean a light source, or the enclosure for a light source. Examples are glass pane enclosed street lights, or the housing for the top lamp and lens section of a lighthouse.[1] The term is commonly associated with Chinese paper lanterns.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lantern

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19C American Kerosene Porch or Coach Lantern.

Provenance: From an Antique Dealer's house in Greenville, TX

Dimensions: 20" tall, 8.25" deep and 10" wide

Condition:Super original condition, working perfectly.

Price: $150.00. Sale Price Now: $120.00

 

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