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Civil War Boat Signal Lamp


This is an authentic Civil war kerosene oil signal lamp in very good condition. It has a manual lever that slides a tin shutter open and closed in front of the burner light and behind the lens. It was used to signal troops. It's condition is very
good for the age. Black japanned tin lantern with all good working parts and removable oil burner.

Stamped on burner wick adjustment: P & A Co. Waterbury Ct. Made in U.S.A. Removable Burner appears to be made of lead or tin material.

The flashlight of the period which has an additional signal feature, making it useful for sentries, rail and wagon traffic signaling, and camp usage. Sheet metal cylinder is 3-1/2" in diameter, 8-1/2" high with inverted cone shaped scalloped top which serves as hot air/exhaust vent. Side of lantern has door with a 2-3/4" bullseye glass lens to throw a beam. Lens is also marked with CTG Co. Age can be seen in lens given the bubbles due to early manufacture. Opposite the door, is a double loop wire handle as well as a sheet metal belt loop. Inside is a kerosene  oil burner with single wick. Wick is intact.

There is also a movable shutter which serves as a signal device. This is movable between the burner and lens. Little knob on outside intact. Note last jpg where I move the shutter.  I understand the knob on this piece is most always missing. The window clip is also intact and in good working condition. The movable shutter appears to have tension on it as it springs back for ease of signaling.

Winning bidder pays $6.85 postage/ins(USA ONLY). All items must be pre-paid prior to shipping. If you have ANY questions, Please email us. We will respond ASAP.

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