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Conductor's Lantern

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Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1875
Inscriptions
Tin and glass railroad conductor's lantern- oil burning (now electrified). The tin base and top are perforated with decorative stars and diamonds, enclosing the enlongated glass globe, with a conductor's armhole attached to the top made from a wide strap of tin, there is also a trace of black paint on the tin.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
painting (coating)
perforating
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Diamond
Glass
glass (material)
LANTERN
lanterns (lighting devices)
lozenges
Painted
painting (coating)
Perforated
perforating
Star
stars
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
17 x 5.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1390
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2918
Reference Notes
Rushlight Club, The. Early Lighting. [No Publisher].

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