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Liquid Theater Lantern

1992.357 (RS25758)

Description

A molded arched handle over a hexagonal-shaped top with an open back on a box with a oblong back and a three sided front. The front three panels are pierced and have a glazed arched opening; the sides have circular holes filled with perforated sheet iron. It has a conforming plate with a ring that opens from the back to the interior; and a square tin oil lamp with a ring handle that fits into a tin frame under a panelled circular shade.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
iron (metal)
sheet metal
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Glass
glass (material)
Iron
iron (metal)
Lantern
lanterns (lighting devices)
sheet metal
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.357
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11409

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