Here's an all original antique 120 year old brass skater's lantern or child's kerosene lamp with its rare sapphire or peacock blue glass globe, hand soldered brass tank, brass burner and tin vented top with handle. 6 3/4"tall (11 1/2"to top of handle)..... The original brass burner has vent holes around the gallery. The burner unscrews from brass tank, which has original hand soldered tin bottom..... Sapphire blue glass globe is the actual permanent color of the glass itself; not stained or flashed.....
Ground threaded top and smooth bottom. Excellent shiny nice condition with no chips or damage. The vented screw on top is solid brass. It screws on just fine and has original brass handle.
This wonderful antique skater's lantern was probably used by some kid or adult on night trips to the outhouse! Many young people would go ice skating in the winter, often in the evening, so a "skater's lantern" like this would have been vital to finding their way back home.
This is a wonderful example with the rare sapphire blue globe... IF YOU LIVE WITHIN THE U.Unless you contact me first. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your business.... Your friendly fellow collector, Digger Dave Beeler. FRESH LISTINGS NEARLY EVERY DAY. We stand proudly in support of our military men and women and their families. The beautiful amethyst or purple color of this glass is a result of the presence of manganese in the glass, which was a decolorizer to turn the glass clear. Glass that contains manganese, when exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, causes the glass to turn amethyst. Some of my amethyst bottles and glass are purpled from years of exposure to natural sunlight.
Others have been purpled with the use of strong UV lights in a boxand some have been purpled by running them through a water sterilization plant, which is a safe and permanent process which does the same thing as many years of exposure to natural sunlight, except much faster. To those "purists" who falsely believe that glass cannot turn this deep amethyst color naturally, I could take you to places where bottles and glass have turned this same shade of purple from being in the sunlight for many years.The item "RARE SAPPHIRE BLUE GLASS GLOBE ANTIQUE ORIGINAL 1890s BRASS SKATER'S LANTERN" is in sale since Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Oil". The seller is "diggerdaveb" and is located in Hillsboro, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.