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2 BOOK SET: Lanterns That Lit Our World Volumes 1 and 2 by Anthony Hobson

2 BOOK SET: Lanterns That Lit Our World Volumes 1 and 2 by Anthony Hobson

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This is a set including Lanterns That Lit Our World Volumes 1 and 2.

Volume 1: Lanterns That Lit Our World: How to Identify, Date, and Restore Old Railroad, Marine, Fire, Carriage, Farm, and Other Lanterns by Anthony Hobson

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This, the first comprehensive guide to American outdoor lanterns, gives the reader information available nowhere else.

Bound to become the definitive work on the subject, this book is a solid resource for hobbyists, railroad enthusiasts, antique dealers, private collectors and museums, historians interested in lantern history, and admirers of old lanterns.

This book will tell you about the role of lanterns in 19th century and early 20th century American commerce

Details on major lantern manufacturers, including dates of operation and much much more!

Book 1 covers Dietz, Adams and Westlake (Adlake), Armspear, Embury, Defiance, Steam Gauge & Lantern, Nail City / Wheeling Stamping, D.D. Miller, Dennis & Wheeler, Chicago Manufacturing, Mayrose and Kelly companies.

Volume 2: Lanterns That Lit Our World, Book Two: Old Railroad, Marine, Fire, Carriage, Farm & Other Lanterns by Anthony Hobson

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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  • Lanterns That Lit Our World Volumes 1 and 2

    Anthony Hobson

  • Binding: Soft Cover

    Copyright: 1998

    Pages: 463

    Size: 6 x 9 in.

    Condition: New

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