Oil lantern

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-8542

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

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (toys)
lanterns (lighting devices)
oil lamps
glass (material)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Tin
Glass
Painted
LANTERN

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

13 x 8 x 5.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.757