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'Compass Lamp' lantern

'Compass Lamp' lantern
Title
'Compass Lamp' lantern
Date 
ca. 1905
Medium 
Brass, glass, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 6 x 4 1/2 in. ( 26 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Sheet brass lamp with semicircular case with clear glass door, hinged, and with a sliding pin catch and circular, compressed orb chimney, interior holds removable semi circular reservoir with loop handle and burner on top; wick extant.
Credit Line 
The George W. Murdock Collection
Object Number 
1941.807
Marks 
inscribed: on case: "COMPASS LAMP/1857 GENERAL Mc DONLAD 1905" molded and raised: on burner: "Simplex"
Gallery Label 
Compass Lamp from steamboat General McDonald (1851-1905).
Provenance 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group