Tin Hand Held Candle Storm Lantern No 1 Toleware Hurricane Lamp Antique 19th C
Sheet tin storm lantern that is lit with a candle, sometimes referred to as a hurricae lamp. The lamp body is made from sheet metal that has been pressed to shape and the component parts assembled with folded joints and rivets. The three glass panels have steel wire protectors, these are also rivetted to place. The candle holder slides into place in a slot in the base.
The back sheet has a folded and shaped sheet metal handle for carrying it around. The top has a smoke catcher supported by four metal straps that connect to a loop for suspending it.
The top has an embossed number 1 on the four shoulder panels. These lamps were made in different sizes, I have seen a number 2 previously listed on the internet. This lamp dates to the mid to late 19th Century. This is an attractive and useable antique.
The lantern is approximately 11.5 inches high, 5 inches wide and 6 inches deep. It weighs 540g unpacked.
It is in very good antique original condition, some spots of surface corrosion, would easily cover with Zeebrite or similar if so desired, some glass has previously been replaced. The hanging loop and smoke catcher are slightly misshapen. One foot has been stiffened or repaired with epoxy putty. Rocks slightly on the feet. Condition commensurate with age and use.
It is a great looking item and well made, it would look equally great in a primitive style or farmhouse type kitchen, as a statement or conversation piece in a contemporary home. It would also be suitable for Re-enactment enthusiasts or for a props department in a period drama.