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Lantern

Description

Originally a candle lantern, but it has been fitted for kerosene. The lantern has a star pierced cylindrical base with an oblong shade that swells at the center. Pewter kerosene burner inside the tin base. Capped with a pierced cylindrical top with conical shoulders. Ring handle at the top for hanging.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1840
Early 19th Century
Material
glass (material)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
Lantern, Candle
lanterns (lighting devices)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
10 3/8 (H), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.959
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
296599

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