lantern (lighting device)

Object number
56.9
Date
circa 1860 – 1900
Description
A parade lantern (also called a "torch") made of tin-plated sheet iron. Lantern is attached to a pivoting gimbal mounted to a socket for attachment to a pole; it retains a part of an original wick protruding from a narrow neck. Socket bears a stamp reading: "Pat. Apl'd Fo[r]". Lantern is attached to a long wooden handle, which is most likely a replacement made in the 20th century.
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. H.H.Y. Babcock
Object Type
lanterns (lighting devices)
Related People & Organizations
Babcock, Henry H.Y., Dr. (associated)