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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.
lanterns (lighting devices)
Stenciled on back side: ""MINOR'S PATnt / JAN 24th / 1865.""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
5.375 x 3 x 3.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little