Vintage 1920s Justrite Carbide Miners Mining Lantern Lamp - Brass/Copper Color

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Vintage 1920s Justrite Carbide Miners Mining Lantern Lamp - Brass/Copper Color - Empty - Made in USA - Looks like it is dated: Dec 30, 1919 when Patent Issued

This is a vintage Justrite carbide miners lantern lamp that features a dated patent issued on December 30, 1919 on its bottom. It has the classic design with a water reservoir on top, a carbide chamber at the bottom, and a reflector for directing the light.

This Justrite lantern is a piece of mining history and would make an excellent addition to any collection of vintage mining equipment or antique lighting devices.

Key Specifications:
Manufacturer: Justrite Manufacturing Company (apparently before it was aquired by Universal Lamp Co)
Material: Appears to be Brass or Copper
Patent Date: December 30, 1919
Type: Carbide Miners Lantern Lamp

Appears to be designed to be worn on the helmet or belt.

Approx. Dimensions: 4" T x 2-1/8" W x 3-1/8" D w/2-1/2" Reflector

Sold as is. No warranty from the seller. No Returns.

CONDITION NOTE: Used, but in Good condition overall for its age. Not tested. The lantern has various nicks, dents, scratches with some surface corrosion (on the reflector) and dust/dirt (see pictures). The unit could not be unscrewed to see inside the container, and I did not want to force it. The back of the unit appears to have some soldered repairs to the handle made long ago (see pictures). The reflector rotates freely since the screw can't be tightened down any further. Does not include the original box and does not include any user documentation. Please see all detailed images of this listing to know what you are purchasing!

Short Background on the Manufacturer:
Justrite Manufacturing Company was a prominent manufacturer of carbide lamps for underground mining operations. Founded in 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, Justrite became one of the most prolific and well-known producers of carbide lamps in the United States. Their lamps were widely used by miners throughout the early 20th century until the transition to electric lamps in the 1930s.

Release Date or Age of Item:
This Justrite carbide lantern lamp dates back to 1919, as indicated by the patent date stamped on the lamp.

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NOTE: See this eBay link for more lanterns all from the same collector: https://www.ebay.com/str/quantumonlinesalesservices/Lanterns/_i.html?store_cat=43515077011