New England Glass Co. "Wrr" Pierced Sheet Iron Wha
NEW ENGLAND GLASS CO. "WRR" PIERCED SHEET IRON WHALE OIL LANTERN, bail handle, fixed colorless globe embossed "WRR", removable base with spring mechanism and fitted with a ten-panel colorless glass font secured by plastered, underside marked "N.E. GLASS CO. / PATENTED OCT. 24, 1854", No. 1 fine line collar. Fitted with a brass and tin double-tube burner. Third quarter 19th century. 14 7/8" HOA, 18 7/8" H to top of cap, 6 1/4" D base.
Provenance: The Phillip M. Sullivan estate collection.
Excellent condition with minute denting and rust, light pitting to cap and handle, base with a small spot of repair and some possible alterations, globe rims with normal flakes/roughness and shallow chips, as made, font detached. Burner with some minor de