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1860's Brass Top Fixed Cobalt Globe BB Railroad Lantern

(Item: 0572750)

Early 1860's Brass Top Fixed Cobalt Blue Globe Bell Bottom Railroad Lantern

An extremely beautiful and hard to find fixed globe brass top lantern from the eastern part of the United States before and during the Civil War. The unusual cobalt globe is so deep in color that it appears dark purple in certain light,  such as sunlight, or purple using an incandescent light bulb, or a flame from a kerosene fount. There are no manufacturer's marks on the frame, but it might be possible to attribute the lantern to the New England Glass Company due to the cut out design of the vent holes. The bee hive brass top is in near perfect original condition, with some patina. The round wrist bale is original and in great condition. The 1880's-90's replacement pinch drop down fount and brass burner are unmarked, and are in excellent condition, all tin with no holes or rust, still in working condition, and fits nicely with the frame. The cobalt blue glass is in excellent original condition, and is quite vibrant in color. The Civil War period lantern frame is 11" tall, the bell bottom base is 5 1/4" in diameter, and the globe is approximately 6 3/8" tall. This extremely rare great piece of early Americana has been the pride of a collector for years, and now it's ready for a new home!, why not yours!

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Price: $2575.00
<h4>1850's-60's Brass Top Fixed Cobalt Globe Bell Bottom Railroad Lantern

1850's-60's Brass Top Fixed Cobalt Globe Bell Bottom Railroad Lantern

<h4>An extremely beautiful and hard to find fixed globe brass top lantern from the eastern part of the United States before and during the Civil War.

An extremely beautiful and hard to find fixed globe brass top lantern from the eastern part of the United States before and during the Civil War.

<h4>The unusual cobalt globe is so deep in color that it appears dark purple in certain light. The globe is approximately 6 3/8

The unusual cobalt globe is so deep in color that it appears dark purple in certain light. The globe is approximately 6 3/8" tall.

<h4>The bee hive brass top is in near perfect original condition, with some patina.

The bee hive brass top is in near perfect original condition, with some patina.

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<h4>The pinch pot and burner are in excellent condition, all tin with no holes or rust, still in working condition, and fits nicely with the frame.

The pinch pot and burner are in excellent condition, all tin with no holes or rust, still in working condition, and fits nicely with the frame.

<h4>The 1880's-90's replacement pinch drop down fount and brass burner are unmarked.

The 1880's-90's replacement pinch drop down fount and brass burner are unmarked.

<h4>There are no manufacturer's marks on the frame, but it might be possible to attribute the lantern to the New England Glass Company due to the cut out design of the vent holes.

There are no manufacturer's marks on the frame, but it might be possible to attribute the lantern to the New England Glass Company due to the cut out design of the vent holes.

<h4>The Civil War period lantern frame is 11

The Civil War period lantern frame is 11" tall, the bell bottom base is 5 1/4" in diameter The round wrist bale is original and in great condition.

<h4> We have inserted a 40 watt CFL bulb inside to show the depth of the cobalt glass,

We have inserted a 40 watt CFL bulb inside to show the depth of the cobalt glass,

<h4>This extremely rare great piece of early Americana has been the pride of a collector for years, and now it's ready for a new home!, why not <i>yours</i>!

This extremely rare great piece of early Americana has been the pride of a collector for years, and now it's ready for a new home!, why not yours!

<h4>The unusual cobalt globe is so deep in color that it appears dark purple in certain light,  such as sunlight, or purple using an incandescent light bulb, or a flame from a kerosene fount.

The unusual cobalt globe is so deep in color that it appears dark purple in certain light, such as sunlight, or purple using an incandescent light bulb, or a flame from a kerosene fount.

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Item Last Modified: 02/15/14