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Object Name: Ship's lantern
Date: ca. 1871
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Medium: Brass, cotton, glass
Dimensions: Overall (With Handle Down): 10 1/2 in. × 7 in. × 6 in. (26.7 × 17.8 × 15.2 cm) Overall (With Handle Raised): 17 1/2 in. × 7 in. × 6 in. (44.5 × 17.8 × 15.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Brass lantern with bail handle, glass shade with acorn finial, raised circular base and wire cage.
Credit Line: Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number: 1941.816
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Marks: etched: in glass: "CAPT./Z. ROOSA/STMR/M. MARTIN" stamped: on plaque under base: "Wm PORTER'S SONS, N.Y./PAT'D APR. 23 67/ AUG 3. 69 JUNE 18. 71"

Provenance:

The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts