THIS IS A VINTAGE JUSTRITE COAL MINERS CARBIDE HEAD LAMP . PAT. #115123. THIS HEAD LAMP WAS PAINTED ORANGE IN THE PAST AND SHOWS SOME SCRATCHES AND WEAR. THE COLOR IS SOMEWHAT DARKER IN PERSON THAN THE PHOTOS SHOW.
It measures approximately 4". tall and 2" in diameter across at bottom. These portable carbide lamps, worn on the hat or carried by hand, were widely used in mining in the early twentieth century. They were also used to illuminate buildings, as lighthouse beacons, and as headlights on motor-cars and bicycles. This lantern is sold "as is" and unless restored is for display only. It would need to be cleaned to be fully operational. It is in very good antique condition. We will leave the cleaning and restoration to the new owner's discretion. Enjoy an interesting piece of history and a great collectible!
WE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO SHOW ALL OF THE IMPERFECTIONS SO LOOK CLOSELY AT THE PHOTOS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. THIS IS A GREAT PIECE OF HISTORY
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