Brass, glass, cotton
Overall: 10 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 7 in. ( 26.7 x 18.7 x 17.8 cm ) with handle raised: 17 1/4 x 6 5/8 in. ( 43.8 x 16.8 cm )
engraved: on base in zigzag lettering: "1877" stamped: under base: "PAT'D APR 23, 67/AUG 3, 69 [?]" stamped: on glass: " A Parsell/Steamer/Saratoga"
Brass ship lantern with domed hinged lid with loop handle, wire cage around glass shade, and domed circular base; lid has simple lock.
According to donor, this lantern is from the steamer the "Saratoga" (1877-1919). It is a presentation piece of a type usually presented to ship's officers when they were retiring or being transferred.
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.