Railroad lantern

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Object Name: 
Railroad lantern
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.4.171
Dimensions: 
H: 42 cm, D (base): 15.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1851-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Bassett
Primary Description: 
Green, colorless glass; black metal. Cylindrical shape; black metal whale oil burner; ovoid glass shade which is colorless in lower half and flashed green on upper half; metal ring or handle on top; marked on metal base "PATENTED OCT 24 1851/NE GLASS CO.".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bassett, Mrs. Preston, Source
Bassett, Preston, Source
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 303; BIB# 22375