Locomotive Headlight with Dioptric Lens

Object Name: 
Locomotive Headlight with Dioptric Lens

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Object Name: 
Locomotive Headlight with Dioptric Lens
Accession Number: 
2015.4.26
Dimensions: 
Overall H: about 73 cm, W: about 50 cm, D: about 45 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1852-1866
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jim Asselstine and Bette Davis
Primary Description: 
Locomotive Headlight with Dioptric Lens. Pressed glass, sheet glass, metal (probably galvanized iron), bronze, paint; pressed, assembled, painted. Cylindrical metal lantern with open chimney at top. Lantern has one hinged side door; both side door and opposite wall have seven-sided star cutout. Interior of lantern has raised bed into which a removable well sits. Large colorless glass dioptric lens at front.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Simmonds, Ian, Former Collection
2015-06-10
Morehouse, Beaumont J. (1904-1981), Former Collection
Kingsbury, Felicia Doughty, Former Collection
Asselstine, Jim, Source
2015-06-10
to
2015-07-08
Davis, Bette, Source
2015-06-10
to
2015-07-08
Color: 
Inscription: 
Patented / Gilliland's / DIOPTRIC LENS / THE BROOKLYN FLINT GLASS COMPANY / 30 South William Street N. Y. / Aug. 10, 1852
inscription
Engraved on metal frame of lense
Corning Museum Adds Major Works of Glass, Library Collections (2016) illustrated, p. 316 (#9, bottom); BIB# AI102876
Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 15 #9; BIB# AI101418
Recent Acquisitions: Locomotive Headlight with Dioptric Lens (2016) illustrated, p. 14 (top); BIB# AI101645
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2015 (2015) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# 706294