Folding Lantern

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1865-1870

GUSN

GUSN-2258

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

Descriptive Terms

lanterns (lighting devices)
candle lamps
japanning
mica (mineral)
stenciling
tin (metal)
Tin
Mica
Japanned
Stenciled
LANTERN, CANDLE

Inscription

Stenciled on back side: ""MINOR'S PATnt / JAN 24th / 1865.""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5.375 x 3 x 3.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.257