Designed to burn kerosene oil and withstand stiff breezes and even heavy winds, these. General purpose lanterns were referred to as "Hurricane" or "Skaters" lanterns. Consisting of four major parts, from bottom to top. The (Patented 1855, 1867) Font that holds the fuel. The air chamber and burner with wick, with a wick adjustment wheel marked.A threaded clear glass globe. A (Patented 1867) Cap/Chimney and a chain (with one small and one larger ring) attached. To the cap for carrying or hanging the lantern. The smaller ring at the top of the. Cap I assume prevents the chain from dropping inside the Cap.
Please consult the images as they are unaltered in any way, and show more. Than I'm able to describe. The lantern is made of brass except for the bottom plate of the Font, and some internal parts. Which are made of some other type of metal. It has all its original parts with no repairs.The images show It has some small dents on the Cap and on the Font, and light. Some oxidation is seen of the Font's bottom metal plate with some Letter and number markings. Part of the edges of the glass globe, where they touch the brass, have some minor roughness and chipping. Not unusual for this globe design, and the age, for in order to clean it.
The globe had to be. Unscrewed from the Cap and the Burner, and then reassembled. The lantern is in unpolished condition with a light patina.A square perforation in the bottom portion of the Cap can be seen in picture #2. The purpose, as I have been explained, is for the prongs created by the perforation to hold the. Metal liner inside the chimney in place. Every lantern of this type I came across in researching it. Blackmans Patent May 8 1855, Reissued Mar 19 1867, is lightly stamped and only partly. Visible on the bottom plate of the Font (See pic #12). This patent was for a method of fitting the. Font of the lantern with a fuel absorbing material which would stabilize the fluid. 24 1867 clearly stamped on the Cap (See pic #7, 3), is for a Cap/Chimney design. That allows for air flow but not too much so that heavy winds can blow the flame out. Done by equipping the inside of the cap with a perforated metal liner. Width 3 3/4 at base. The item "Antique Hurricane Lantern Co. Patented 1800's, Oil" is in sale since Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Kerosene". The seller is "weezor512" and is located in Vincentown, New Jersey.This item can be shipped to United States.