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Folding Lantern

1991.257 (RS20945)

Description

When open: house-shaped, two sides with shaped openings hold sheets of mica, one side with patent information, one side opens to candle and match storage, and candle holer; wire loop handle; "roof" folds at center and is pierced with vent holes; all painted with brown asphaltum; surface stencil-decorated and patent inscription in yellow.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1865-1870
Inscriptions
Stenciled on back side: ""MINOR'S PATnt / JAN 24th / 1865.""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
japanning
mica (mineral)
stenciling
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
candle lamps
Japanned
japanning
LANTERN, CANDLE
lanterns (lighting devices)
Mica
mica (mineral)
Stenciled
stenciling
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
5.375 x 3 x 3.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.257
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2258

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