1850s William Porter maker This pre civil war lantern features a slide out candle plate Hinged pin lockingdoor Circle cutout with a red lense Window with 2 clear glass panels that slide in . Brass top with wristlet loop. Condition - good Light pitting mostly on the top of the box. Very little original black japanning left 2 stress cracks in the brass top No heavy rusting or holes present. Has been oil finished.
Pre civil war candle lantern ( early Porter )