Welcome to the Deck and Dark Lantern Guestbook!
George Reynolds - 12/12/00 01:19:00
I have been crazy about ALL types of kerosene lanterns for many years. I've only now started to collect them. I recently purchased a large Perkins marine lantern. I love it even though it's been electrified! You have a great site here. Keep up the good work!
Dan Sweet - 11/12/00 20:26:43
I was pleased to see your site! I collect all types of lanterns, I have one each of the deck and dark lanterns by Dietz. I also have a Perko bow lamp about 9 inches tall with both oil burner and electric fixture, if anyone can help with approx. dating I would appreciate it. I'll be back to this site, thanks.
Paul McClafferty - 10/17/00 21:26:50
Nice site. I never saw lanterns like this before. Can you tell me anything about my lantern at http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/paulmc/lantern.html ? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
tanktown - 09/05/00 20:15:06
Thanks, I appreciate the info you have provided. Your site has been most informative. Yes, I collect lanterns as well (125-150 lanterns, lamps; railroad, nautical, mining, etc.) I belive I have 5-6 Navy Deck Lanterns (both styles) in brass and metal.
J.R. Frost - 09/05/00 05:32:35
I like your site. I own a Perkins Deck lantern and a Universal Deck Lantern. The Perkins is probably my favorite in a 20 Brass lantern collection. IT has a tag just below the globe. The Univeral was painted black years ago. I'm working on cleaning it I also have a Dietz Navy Standard Deck Lantern that is made like a Vesta model. It is pretty cool too. Do you know where I can find a globe for the Perkins. Mine is slightly cracked. Thanks, and I will keep looking at your site.
- 07/31/00 14:49:52
I viewed your sight, and think it is very nice. One other piece of information on the dark lantern is that they were also called "Heaters". At night time on shipboard you would pull up the shield to "darken" the light and use the heat from the lamp. Perso ally I feel that they did not give off too much heat, but I guess it was better than nothing.
Richard D. Rautio - "Light Locomotives" - 07/31/00 03:43:31
Wow, exactly what we needed! I was beginning to worry that there weren't enough others out there like me that like marine/nautical lanterns as much as our railroad lanterns. Only had time to click on a few pages, but very excited as to content. I'll be back with a few comments of my own and a pic or two soon. Rich
Terry N. - 07/19/00 02:21:33
I was amazed to see a web site devoted to dark lanterns. I have about 150 lanterns, mostly of the barn variety. I do have one Universal Brass Navy, similar to the one in your photo. It is in excellent, re-polished condition. Can you tell me its approximat value? Thanks. email@example.com
chocoman_00 - 07/04/00 13:05:07
Don Roberts - 06/16/00 23:06:19
I had no idea there were so many different kinds of lanterns!
Mike - 06/12/00 20:40:06
Dennis Pearson told me about the cite. I'm searching for a globe for a metal spinnings lamp.
Eddie Durako - 06/07/00 07:06:35
I really enjoyed your site, and learned a few things. I've been collecting lanterns for about 10 years. I'm looking the correct globe for my Keystoneware lantern.
jumpinjo - 06/05/00 23:28:19
Just bought my first deck lantern by accident-didnt know what it was. Thanks for the info. I found my lantern on your page!
Roger kessler - 06/02/00 01:21:19
Very nice home page. I have been collecting lanterns for over 35 years and have a few darl lanterns. Your home page is great.
DingoDog - 05/30/00 12:21:14
Great Page..!!!! Keep up the good work...
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