R. TROST & CIE * RAIMUND TROST from Künten ( Aargau, Schweiz)
This lantern is an exceptional find from Saint Dié Des Vosges, France. What is unique about this lantern is the lift system. The lifting mechanism is marked with 'Patent Brevet No. 19858'. That was patented by Cie & Trost on August, 1900.
*SEE THE PATENT INFORMATION IN THE PHOTO GALLERY
There is also the letter 'C' on the lift which I'm guessing is for 'Cie' or it could indicate a part number or year.
The Brass burner is beautiful and in almost perfect condition. On the Thumb Wheel (wick driver) is the logo of Cie & Trost which is the Swiss Cross.
The globe is lined with multiple 'turn' marks from being hand blown and is etched with the swiss cross and the words:
Modèle Déposé = Registered Design/Patent pending
To see my other R. TROST & CIE model
CIRCA: 1900 - 1920's