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The National Marine Lamp Company of Forestville, Connecticut and New York city, incorporated in 1912 with Frederick Persky of Perkins Marine as president. The company manufactured lamps, lanterns, brass, aluminum, steel and galvanized iron and played an integral role in shipbuilding during the first World War. In the early 1920s, "Excellight" became a subsidiary of the company and by 1932, the company had folded entirely.

This small lantern would be considered an Engineers hand lantern.
Similar in design to the Dietz Boy and Racket. 
A simple push locking top cap between the guard wires.
Threaded globe bottom attaches to the globe plate and just rests on the Convex burner.

Globe is embossed
Burner thumbwheel is marked The National Marine Lamp Co.

Condition - very good , older gold paint may or may not be original.
Tin appears good with no rust , pitting , or any damage.

** has not been oil tested **

National Marine lamp Co. engineer hand lantern

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