Lantern

Object Number: 
1920.49
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
with handle extended: 16 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 12.1 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: on top: "THE / NONPAREIL / LANTERN"
Description: 
Rectangular tin lantern frame (glass panels missing); oval loop handle hinged to cylindrical top pierced with ventilation holes; hollow square base (oil reservoir) with circular plug with two wick tubes in center top.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this object, there identified as a whale oil lantern, was formerly part of the collection of George W. Nash.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group