1812 History
Candle Lantern
Description
Media Type
Object
Description
This circa 1825 lantern is rather rare.

It is a black, cylindrical tin lantern with a conical top. There is a moveable handle on the top with a circular loop. There is also a tin handle on the side. The lantern has a hinged door with a latch and a horn window.

There are 20 almond shaped cut outs in the body of the lantern, arranged in groups of two, to allow candlelight and smoke to flow through. Also, there is a hole at the top of the conical topper to allow smoke to exit. The holder for the candle is at the bottom of the lantern on the inside.
Date of Original
circa 1825
Dimensions
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 31.75 cm
Length: 11.4 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
1979.20.1
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1549800011325 Longitude: -79.1942596435547
Donor
Purchased from R.G. Perkins and Son Antiques Limited
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880
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Candle Lantern


This circa 1825 lantern is rather rare.

It is a black, cylindrical tin lantern with a conical top. There is a moveable handle on the top with a circular loop. There is also a tin handle on the side. The lantern has a hinged door with a latch and a horn window.

There are 20 almond shaped cut outs in the body of the lantern, arranged in groups of two, to allow candlelight and smoke to flow through. Also, there is a hole at the top of the conical topper to allow smoke to exit. The holder for the candle is at the bottom of the lantern on the inside.