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This antique red fireman’s lantern was probably made by Delta, but could also be Grether or Harris Brothers. While the red paint leads me to believe this was a fireman’s lantern, it might have also been a military issue. I know these are very popular with collectors of firefighting memorabilia. I was unable to find any markings, but my research has me leaning towards Delta.

I am in love with the porthole type enclosure over the lens as well as the bolted lid. Gorgeous fire engine red paint has just the right amount of wear to make this a perfect rustic display piece. The toggle switch is also a fantastic detail. I did open up the lid and it looks like one of the wires will need to be reconnected. These are not terribly complicated, so with a little adjusting and new batteries it shouldn’t be difficult to get it working. However, as I don’t have these batteries I am selling it AS IS. A fantastic vintage piece, this industrial lantern would make the perfect display piece.

• Maker: Unknown. Probably Delta, may be Grether or Harris Brothers.
• Era: Probably 1920’s, toggle switch might make it a bit later.
• Dimensions: 9.5” high Lid is 8” x 4.25” base 6.5” x 2.75”
• Condition: Good vintage condition. No batteries, not working sold AS IS.
• Origin: Made in the USA.

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SHIPPING: This will arrive to US customers via Priority Mail. Depending on your location, this may come in less than the quoted rate and in that case I would be happy to refund the difference. Need it faster? Convo me and I will get you an accurate quote for expedited shipping. I generally ship within 24 hours of receipt of your Paypal payment (and sometimes even the same business day). Just send me a message and I would be happy to answer any additional shipping questions. I also combine shipping on multiple orders, which saves you $$.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please convo me for a more accurate shipping quote. Prices quoted are for International Flat rate, but I may be able to do better depending on your location.

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RESERVED FOR A-Vintage Red Lantern Delta Firemans - Industrial may be Grether or Harris


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
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