They just don't make them like they use to -or at least, not like days when this Handlan Railroad Lantern was being manufactured by hardworking Americans- only to end up lighting the way throughout the countless historic American railroads. When we found it, this Handlan lamp's light had gone out ...so we brought it back.
There's just something about vintage Coleman lanterns and their unmistakable glass housings, because -let's face it- we all used Coleman camping supplies when we grew up. And for added aesthetic, Dad added fully functioning on/off valve switch and a pulley cage bracket to complete the antique, rugged look of this great lamp!
According to the Wikipedia page on these time-tested handy little laboratory helpers: "A Bunsen burner, named after Robert Bunsen, is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame, which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion." For the science lover in your life, this lamp will be the perfect gift!