Cool! These lanterns were made by a company called Johnlite. I have a slightly older version of this one, seen. This particular lantern was sold by Radio Shack from 1994 to 1998.
While they have a nice design, these things are unfortunately crap. The ballast is an instant start type, and only runs lamps at around 2 to 3 watts, so a new lamp will only last a few hundred hours at the most. So beware when running valuable lamps.