There are holes stamped throughout the bottom and sides of housing to allow heat to escape. Stamped on the lantern carbide as well as the brass section is Osnabrucker Metallwerke, J. The underside of the carbide container is marked "Osmeka 1959".
The piece measures 3 3/4" X 3 1/8" X 8 1/2 (not including the handle). Fabulous condition extremely desirable original hole for hang in made bigger to accommodate the nail head the miner used to hang this lantern.
A great sign of authenticity. All doors open properly, wooden handle is free of cracks, body of the lamp shows scratches, rubbings, rust spots of oxidation. The interior shows some dents and spots of oxidation. I make no claims to operation however amazing condition. I do my very best to be accurate describing this VINTAGE GERMAN RAILROAD LANTERN and I love to learn.
If I have misrepresented an item, 1st I apologize, 2nd I welcome experts revision. Should you find yourself with some concerns, MESSAGE bella1 FIRST, consider me the resolution center. ABOUT ME: I BELIEVE THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT.Member since 1996, other sites. In all my years of experience there is an answer to 99% of common complaint. Do you have any questions or require more photos? It would be my pleasure to do so. The item "GERMAN RAILROAD LANTERN OSNABRUCKER MINERS LANTERN GERMAN EAGLE 1951 CARBIDE" is in sale since Monday, July 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "bella1" and is located in Castleton, Ontario.
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