Conductor's Lantern

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1850-1875

GUSN

GUSN-2918

Description

No description

Details

Descriptive Terms

lanterns (lighting devices)
glass (material)
painting (coating)
perforating
tin (metal)
lozenges
stars
Tin
Glass
Painted
Perforated
Star
Diamond
LANTERN

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17 x 5.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1390

Reference Notes

Rushlight Club, The. Early Lighting. [No Publisher].