This book contains a wealth of new material. This second volume in Hobson's series on American lanterns is presented in the same popular style as the first, and provides comprehensive information, found nowhere else, on different lantern companies than those covered in the first volume. To help the collector, historian, antique dealer or curator identify and date lanterns, Book Two gives: Dates of operation and other information on more than two dozen lantern manufacturers Specifications, production dates, uses, markings, and finishes of over 200 lanterns Illustrations from original manufacturers' catalogs and patent applications Ratings of lantern rarity, with a related price guide. Book Two covers C.T. Ham, Perkins, Coleman, Buhl Stamping, Yale, Rayo, Vaclite, Vogel, Bristol Brass, National Marine, Incandescent Light, Acorn Brass, Angle Lamp, Sunshine Safety, Mantle Lamp, Keystone, Akron Lamp, Porter and other companies.
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