United States Navy Lantern
with handle extended: 12 x 5 1/2 in. ( 30.5 x 14 cm )
stamped: on top: "U------S"
Cast brass and sheet brass lantern with hinged handle attached to top, cylindrical cage enclosing cylindrical sheet brass body with sliding door, and circular base with cast rim and sliding door in sheet brass bottom.
This United States Navy lantern was likely used in the period between the Spanish American War and World War I.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.