There is a repair on the pot as shown in the last photo. The pot does hold fuel which is why the first picture shows the lantern lit. That picture was taken first.
Fuel has been removed from the pot and wick replaced. This lantern produced three times the light of other models due to the pre heating of the air by way of the tubes from the top of the lantern down to the burner. The item "NYCS Dietz Vesta Railroad Lantern" is in sale since Thursday, September 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps". The seller is "ccmomcow" and is located in Hixson, Tennessee.This item can be shipped to United States.