Defiance Lantern & Stamping Canadian made model before Defiance was setup in Rochester , N.Y. Features a brass tag reading DEFIANCE with a 64 in a diamond. W.J. Reid & Co. London, Ontario On the reverse reads PAT'D 1898 - 1900 W.J. Reid was big supplier of goods at that time and must of made a large order of lanterns to have their name embossed on the brass tag as well. Original Made in Canada globe with a D within a Diamond Large No.2 sized brass burner, Defiance's patented tilt back design uses tubes and pins that attach to the globe plate thru the fount and soldered on bottom. Condition - excellent, with clean smooth tin and remnants of its original blue jappanning. No visible rust or condition issues present. Excellent example of a hard to find model. ** has not been oil tested **
Early Defiance Lantern & Stamping coldblast ( Canadian made ) W.J. Reid Co.