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Unique all brass lantern with an odd lid latch  
Patent May 2nd 1865 
and October 24th 1865
These patents are assigned to John Henry Irwin (known for the invention of the tubular lantern)
This lantern takes a 6in Railroad style globe

Fount is a triple sangster clip , often associated with maritime pieces .

Condition  - excellent,  no cracks the frame , the fount does have some very thin hairline cracking which is common.

Patina is beautiful,  shelf ready !

**has not been oil tested **

John Henry Irwin patent brass 6in globe lantern

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