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Wall Mounted Copper Onion Lanterns by New England Copperworks
Wall mounted Onion lanterns are ideal for the exterior and the interior of your home. Typically hung by the door, garage, or shed they can also be mounted to the side of a light post. Each lantern is hand made by our skilled craftsmen using traditional metal-smithing and metal spinning techniques used for centuries. The distinctive round beaded back plate is a New England Copperworks trademark that sets our lanterns apart from the rest. Using heavy gauge copper, hand soldered solid copper cage wires and hand spun parts for seamless strength and beauty we are able to produce premium quality onion lanterns built to withstand even the harsh coastal New England weather.
Our Wall Mounted Onion Lanterns are available in 3 sizes and can be custom altered for those hard to fit areas. You also have a choice of clear or seedy glass and either a natural or weathered copper finish.
Wall Lantern : Classic lines and soft lighting add warmth and old world charm to your home.Our lanterns are made to order and returns may be subject to a 20% re-stocking fee plus all shipping charges. All lanterns must be returned in good condition, still in the original bag. Please be certain of the size you wish to purchase by using our size chart below the order form to ensure you are receiving the proper size for your home. If you are in need of a measurement we have not listed please...
History of the Onion Lantern
In researching the history of the onion lantern we have been able to learn that during the early 1800's factories started producing clear glass and with the need for a sturdy portable lantern the globe “onion” glass was developed. Soon after the “cage” wires were added as extra protection to the globe and also allowed for a thinner, lighter weight globe. These lanterns were initially designed as a light to burn whale oil (a very clean-burning fuel) around the 19 th century and were used by railroads and shipping/ nautical companies. Originally early colonial lighting was made of tin. Unfortunately lanterns made of tin, while they looked nice did not withstand the New England climate. Later with the improved designs and the use of copper, the onion lantern became popular for use in homes and farms throughout the country.