Solid Brass Nautical Oil Lamp
Another Vermont Lanterns exclusive, our solid brass Onion Lanterns are fully functioning oil lamps. First used as colonial era lighting in the 1800’s, Onion Lanterns were designed as a light to burn whale oil, and were used by nautical shipping companies and railroads. When made of brass they resist the harsh coastal New England weather. The shape of the glass globe and surrounding cage make the lantern very sturdy, and practical to use even in wind and rain. A classic nautical lantern, rich in maritime history.
Lantern stands 14″ tall without the handle, 5″ diameter at the base, and 9.5″ at its widest point of the cage. Made of solid raw brass. Lantern will darken an age with time naturally, or you can polish it and keep it bright. The 14″ model weighs 3.5s and comes with a larger fuel reservoir and interior globe burner, which will burn a little brighter than the 10″ model.
The Onion Lamp looks best hanging from a hook, but will also operate sitting on a table. Matching finish hangers available separately. Comes with a wick installed, burns standard Lamp Oil or Kerosene.