Acorn Brass Mfg.

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  1. Ross

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    I am seeking info on this lantern I acquired. markings on bottom say Acorn Brass Mfg. any information is helpful.
     

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    Welcome, @Ross


    Acorn “Unilite”?

    I’m no expert, but I’ll see if I’ve got any paperwork I help.

    Can you confirm if it is a twin mantle lantern?

    Tony
     
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    @Ross

    None of my paperwork is any help.

    @Mackburner will have a much better idea of what it is than I.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    single mantle
     
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    Welcome Ross! Interesting find!

    Love the shape of the handle/bail :thumbup:
     
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    Yes a single mantle Acorn Unilite from about 1914 to 1920. In function near enough the same as a Storm King or a Nulite model 18. Acorn was declared bankrupt in February 1914 and purchased by National Stamping so this lantern is an Acorn branded Nulite product possibly made in the old Acorn factory. Acorn Brass were still issuing catalogues in 1923 so the brand name was almost certainly being marked on the lamps up to then although this Unilite was not shown in the 1920 or 1923 catalogues so may have been discontinued by 1920. This is a flyer dated to about 1914/1915 with some details. ::Neil::

    !!Acorn Unilite_01.jpg !!Acorn Unilite_02.jpg
     

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