Railroad lantern

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Object Name: 
Railroad lantern
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.4.172
Dimensions: 
H: 26.8 cm, D (base): 25.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1860-1880
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Bassett
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; black metal. Cylindrical metal base with burner and top; wire guard around pear-shape glass shade; shade has pebbled surface with pattern of raised cleats.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bassett, Mrs. Preston, Source
Bassett, Preston, Source
Color: 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 304; BIB# 22375