200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

bowenstudios
I really try to avoid wickie, even though my first lantern when I was a kid was a winged wheel and I have a buncjmh of them. Mostly I avoid them because there are so many at every flea market and estate sale I go to and I could quickly fill my house with every dietz or railroad lantern. So it has to be something that really catches my interest, and this one did. 

It's a Defiance Lantern & Stamping Company no200 best ????, I can't make out the last word. It's a big lantern, and was in good shape, but what really caught my eye was the smooth top and lever that rotates to lift for lighting.
From what I can find online defiance was started in 1900 by the same Embury that went on to start the embury company. The name was because they were in defiance of the current lantern manufacturers. They didn't fair well in the stock market crash and embury ended up buying the company back in 1930. 

The funny thing is I can't find any other images of this lantern, all of them including other no200 have the typical lifting lever and vent top. Have any of you all seen another one?
 Now to see how hard it will be to strip off this aluminum roof paint.

Mike
-Mike
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Tgarner01
Not one I've seen before. I'm not a fan of the silver either. Let's see that thing light up!
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bowenstudios
Well since you asked, here you go. I didnt think there was a wick but it had just fallen into the fount. Also decided to drag out my other big guys, dietz no2 blizzard and a large fount d-lite. 

Also the heat started blistering the paint, wich also showed me a design flaw in the rotating lever. It gets a little warm, not a big deal when lighting, but fun when blowing it out. Apparently the rest of the name is no200 best evr
-Mike
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Tgarner01
I like it better with the blistered paint😂
Really like that version of the d-lite also. Nice trio👍
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JimL
Nice lantern, and I like the triple light up.  I'm with you, the paint has to go.  Falling off like that, I'm guessing it's some kind of craft paint.

-Jim

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