carcinophobia (carcinophobia) wrote,

The "Stonebridge" Automatic Folding Lantern

This would be perfect for my bug-out-bag. And it's kinda like a puzzle, what with the folding.

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A faithful reproduction of an antique original, this collapsible lantern was used by American servicemen during the First World War.

First patented in 1900 by Charles Stonebridge, it was the first candle lantern to feature a hinged-partition design with an integrated chimney and candle socket. Made largely from brass with mica panels, the lantern has air intake holes along the bottom of the front and side panels and a large chimney vent in the peaked roof. Even if you are walking with the lantern, the candle will burn without flickering. A hole on the rear of the unit allows the lantern to be hung on a nail.

Measures just 6-1/4" x 4-1/2" x 3/4" when closed, An excellent lantern for campers, it requires little space and weighs just 12 ounces. Best used with dripless candles (not included)

$27.50 at Lee Valley
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