Anyone know anything about this lantern?

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LongueCarabine
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Anyone know anything about this lantern?

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Saw it in an antique store, couldn't find any markings on it. Seems to be very well made, price was a bit too much for me.

Sorry for the lack of pics, my account is giving me fits at the moment.
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No pics. 🤦‍♂️
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:cf_sign_worthlessneedpics:
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Finally got pics to work!

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Might be a lantern set up to just emit inferred light and used as a clandestine landing field marker by the military way back.
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It looks like a lamp to mark port or starboard. Was the lens colored? I can't tell for certain due to the lighting.

Because so many companies make reproductions of these ship's lanterns, I wouldn't touch one unless cheap since I wouldn't know how to confirm or prove its age and wouldn't want to pay a lot for a trinket.
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Looks like a ships lantern to me. Could also be military. Who knows. There’s an fb page for lanterns like this.
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Certainly looks nautical to me, but I'm not an expert, nor a master of anything.... Well.. I'm pretty good at eating.... Cool lantern 👍
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I"m going with ships lamp. What color are the lenses? One red and green or all red or all green. Not a white 360 by the look of it. That would go on a mast.
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The lenses were clear, no color.

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If the lenses are clear I don't know. There is no mounting bracket on the back, also no shackle on the bottom for hoisting and with clear lenses it doesn't match any nautical light configuration I can remember. Is there any marking on it indicating where it was manufactured?
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No markings that I could see. I looked it over pretty thoroughly.

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I just don't know enough about this type of lantern to know it's a repo. Some very nice repo's have come out of India. I have an anchor lite (all around white) kero burner that was made there, solidly built and with a glass lens. It's a nice lantern and I burn it often but it's not an actual nautical lite.
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