Generic vintage candle lantern
The UCO candle lanterns are high quality and I don’t…
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $0.50
- Pleasant light
- Can reduce condensation in a tent
- Gets hot so be careful!
The UCO candle lanterns are high quality and I don’t see similar ones made by other companies for sale now. However historically there were all types of candle lanterns.
This one I found in a box of camping gear at a garage sale and probably dates to the '70s. It is made from thin aluminum, and the glass globe just slides up (kind of odd glass, perhaps it melted a little at some point?).
Still, it works OK. I have tried tea lights in it and they work OK, but are a little dim. It seems to work best with those votive candles.