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Lantern: etched:...Martin...Capt. Z. Roosa?

Object Number: 
1941.816
Date: 
ca. 1871
Medium: 
Brass, cotton, glass
Dimensions: 
with handle down: 10 1/2 x 7 x 6 in. ( 26.7 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm ) with handle raised: 17 1/2 x 7 x 6 in. ( 44.4 x 17.8
Marks: 
etched: in glass: "CAPT./Z. ROOSA/STMR/M. MARTIN" stamped: on plaque under base: "Wm PORTER'S SONS, N.Y./PAT'D APR. 23 67/ AUG 3. 69 JUNE 18. 71"
Description: 
Brass lantern with bail handle, glass shade with acorn finial, raised circular base and wire cage.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group