William Porter & Sons Brass And Nickel-Plated Cond
WILLIAM PORTER & SONS BRASS AND NICKEL-PLATED CONDUCTOR'S RAILROAD LANTERN, bail handle, hinged cap impressed "WM PORTER & SONS N. Y. PATENTED AUG. 3D 1869", blue Handlan-Buck Co. short globe marked "HANDLIN 6" and reverse with a "K", removable brass font with spring mechanism to underside of base, No. 1 inset collar. Fitted with a wide-wick burner. Second half 19th century. 15 1/2" HOA, 9 3/4" H to top of cover, 5 7/8" D base.
Provenance: The Phillip M. Sullivan estate collection.
Excellent condition with very minute denting, lower wires of guard detached, wire guard and hinge with some possible repairs, globe undamaged, font with some minor areas of corrosion. Burner undamaged.