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.
Stenciled on back side: ""MINOR'S PATnt / JAN 24th / 1865.""
- Associated Building
- Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
- Object type
- Lighting Device
- Descriptive terms
lanterns (lighting devices)
- 5.375 x 3 x 3.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little