This lantern is an example of the kind of small knicknacks you can find at the yard for decorating your home or providing accent pieces.  The lantern was made in the UK and was originally manufactured to search ships that had been torpedoed and where there was a risk of fire.  Similar to the original Davy lamp that went on to be used in the coal mining industry, this lamp is a brass oil lamp that still works.  

Safey lamps like these were designed not to set off methane fires underground in coal mines or during maritime rescues where there was the possibility of flammable vapors, despite having an flame burning within the housing.  The lamp is 10 inches tall and it's base is 3 and a half inches wide.

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