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Oil lantern

Description

Rectangular with two glass sides; one glass door. Tin box with heavy back. Front side hinged for door with tiny wire fastener. Contains small half-circle shelf and tiny oil lite of same shape; circular handle, string wick, moveable cover over oil resevoir. Fastened to wall with decorative bolt. Top open with quarter circle wind shield.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Glass
glass (material)
LANTERN
lanterns (lighting devices)
miniatures (toys)
oil lamps
Painted
painting (coating)
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
13 x 8 x 5.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.757
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8542

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