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2 Rare 1800s Victorian Driving Coach/Carriage Hearse Lanterns Lights - $200 (Marion)

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condition: excellent
size / dimensions: 14"H x 5"W
Lamps have Beveled Glass. Were used on an Antique Horse Carriage referred to as buggy sconce lantern Lamps or lights.
Could have been used later in years on autos.

Material is nickel silver plate with an approximate age mid to late 1800s.  Very good to excellent vintage condition.  Black in color with nickel brass plated look accent on top. Lanterns have no dents, no paint chips, no broken glass. To fasten the lamp to the carriage, the side with the knob on it was used to lock it in place. See example pictures of these Buggy lights on carriages.

They were my great grandfather's who was a servant for the Whitney Estate in Milton MA and believe they came from there.  I have never lit up and tested.  The original source to operate was lit by a candle but one lamp was been converted into electric. To load a candle you loosen the bottom handle and walla that easy. To lite the candle you open the flap on the side next to the bevel glass.
The air holes on bottom allow air to come up from the bottom to feed the burner and go out the top.

Look at this video to see how they work:
https://youtu.be/rY5kwTU5Z0A

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