Civil War lanterns, candle lamps, tin lamps, hand lamps, oil lamps, glass lamps, tinder box, Tin Sconce/Lantern

C & D Jarnagin Company

The Tin Shop

Candle Holders and Lanterns

Our tin shop is world-famous for its quality and craftsmanship. In addition to canteens and cartridge box tins, we have a nice variety of other handcrafted products. These items are all hand-made here by experts.

The craft of the tinsmith (or tinker) is fast disappearing. Many of the these items are hand worked, hand soldered, and riveted - true to the tinner's art of the past. We do make the concession of using lead-free solder on the joints of items which may be used for food and drink.

Lead free solder is used for food and drink. Lead free sholder has a lower melting point; therefore, it is important to keep items 1/2 full of liquid when cooking over a campfire.

Candle Holders and Lanterns

#432      Small Candle Lamp with Glass Chimney         $29.36

This simple lighting item can be carried in the haversack without the chimney or used in camp with the chimney. The center has a candlestick base. The outside edge prevents wax drip. It may be painted and decorated. Comes in handy in the modern world when the electricity goes off.

4" in diameter with a glass chimney.

434      Tin Tinder Box with Candle Holder         $48.94

This candle holder and tinder box provides an authentic way to carry candles, matches, punk, flint and steel, etc. within the box and use the candle holder on top.

4" diameter x 2 3/4" high.

#435      "Betty" Lamp (for Oil)         $67.50

This small gourd shaped lamp has a hinged lid, a handle with a hook for hanging and a chain with a wick pick. Furnished with a wick. Use only oil such as Everglow by Dixen Enterprises. Keep your wick down to eliminate smoke and you can enjoy period lighting at its most nostalgic.

#436      Pedestal Style Oil Lamp         $83.70

For use on the desk or table, this style lamp represents another of the most popular basic styles used in the 19th century and earlier.
Furnished with a wick and pick. Do not attempt to use anything like kerosene or lighter fluid. Only the most mild lamp oils are
safe. Originally, they used whale oil because of its purity and cleanliness.

4" in diameter X 4 1/2" high.

#437      Conical Oil Lamp (Hand Held)         $52.99

Similar to an example in the Henry Ford Collection, this little gem provides a small, sturdy lamp which may be easily carried. Furnished with a wick and pick. Extreme care should be exercised in using these lamps. While the lamp oil is flammable only at the wick, you do have an open flame.

#433      Large Rectangle Candle Lantern         $94.50

This lantern seems to be the standard item of lighting in living history today. Three sides are of glass and a tin reflector is the back,
giving weather-proof lighting. The lantern may be painted and decorated as was most often done in the past.

5" x 5"x10" high.

#305RW      Colonial Candle Lantern         $108.00

From the F.J. Kravic collection, as shown in the Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. This large lantern is the one chosen by the National Park Service for us to make to light the "George Washington Birthplace National Historic Site."

The lantern is 12" tall and the base measures 4 1/2 inches square.

#306RW      Tin Hand Lamp for Candle         $76.95

This glass fronted candle lamp is similar to examples found in private collections and our collection has one lamp with the "cold handle" made exactly the same. This is a very useful item for camping and the ring in the top allows it to be suspended as well as being set in place.

#307RW      Tin Sconce/Lantern         $52.58

The National Park Service recently requested that we use their research material to produce this lantern. It is shaped like a sconce,
has a ring inside to accommodate a chimney, and a handle on the back. The handle has a slotted hole which will allow the lantern
to be hung from a nail like a sconce if desired.

7 1/2" tall and 2 1/2" diameter. With Glass chimney.

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Revolutionary Period & War of 1812

Online Civil War Catalog

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