Dietz Trafic Gard #40 Lantern

While browsing in an antique store I came across this old lantern. It is a Dietz Trafic Gard Lantern, made in the 1940s. It was in such good shape and looked so unique that I parted with $38 to add it to my
collection of "Weird and Wonderful Stuff". The top hinge that allows access to the wick and globe was rusted tight and I could not remove it to clean it. I gave it a couple of shots of WD40 and let it sit overnight.
This morning it was beginning to loosen and a few more shots of WD40 did the trick. I decided to shoot it late on Thanksgiving Day just for the fun of it. It's a beautiful old lantern that brings back
memories of my childhood when such things were used on road construction sites and railroads. Anything that brings back memories is worth holding on to.. even at today's prices.
Fuji X-E2 - 35mm