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Truly a beautiful civil war era lantern , many box type lanterns are out there and available,  (most commonly seen is the star burst E.F. Parker) but this one features a unique diamond punched pattern , not commonly seen. ( first I've seen myself ).
A swing out door to access a slide out fount .
Burner is a single tube whale oil burner.
It is not your common No.1 - 7/8 size , it is slightly undersized .
Original red and clear glass panels are in excellent condition, beautiful red panels .
I can't thinkof another use for Red glass being used at this time other than early Fire Department use.

Condition - very good  , no heavy rusting or  pitting present.
Bail shows very light signs or original jappanning.
Inside fount area and bottom are excellent with bright tin.
All the solder joints are tight , no broken spots.
Overall a straight clean untouched lantern that is shelf ready.

No visible condition issues.

** glass panels will be removed for shipping**

Civil war era Fire Dept. Box wristlet lantern

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