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Re: OVB No 2 Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co lantern
Posted by BobbyB on September 4, 2013, 2:02 am, in reply to "OVB No 2 Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co lantern "
The OVB No.2 was made for decades. If yours has a pull ring on the top that is shaped like a cupcake, then it is an Embury made after 1915. If no cupcake, then it was made by Berger and is older and rarer. The Embury has socket-flange bail holders in the 1920's and a different loop-to-loop bail connection after 1930. Prices vary between $20 and $60 depending on condition and rarity; double those numbers if it has a brass or copper fount, and it's also a Chicago-thing, with a higher popularity for a common lantern. HSB went on to become Tru-Value Hardware. You can check recent OVB sales by searching it at ebay and clicking where it says: Completed Listings.