It was used as a caution light -or a highway emergency flare- as we'd know it today. The old highway smudge pot was a device that has saved countless lives. Yet though we might possess superior emergency equipment nowadays, Allen Danielsen wanted to build this lamp to pay homage to the lifesaver it once was -having kept safe construction workers and pedestrians alike for decades.
These antique blow torches, such as the one we used as the centerpiece for this lamp, were workhorse tools that farmers, homesteaders, and countless other outdoor workingmen depended on. But now, rather than spitting scorching fire, we've given it a much warmer function for its well-deserved retirement. Additionally, this blowtorch displays badge by the manufacturer, and on it is stamped the date, 1921.
We were able to discover quite the find on this one: an antique Coleman lantern, manufactured in 1957. Being vintage Coleman fans here at LFTA, we just had to retrofit this lantern with a candelabra bulb. Because, who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?