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from Orkney

Postcard of Lantern.
© National Museums Scotland


This tin lantern is from Orkney. It dates from the late 18th or early 19th century.

The cylindrical candle lantern has been painted green. It has a hinged door on one side, a conical top and scalloped cap with a handle linked through it. The windows are made of sheet mica, and form three rows of panes. The top row is ornamented.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-301-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGK 11
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century
Material: Tin, green painted with mica windows. Inscription: On base: FIRE / PROOF / 2 / 28
Dimensions: 10.90" H x 5.40" D base
What: Lantern, candle
Subject: Lighting - lanterns - candles (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Orkney
Scotland, Orkney
Description: Cylindrical candle lantern of green-painted tin, with a conical top and scalloped cap, from Orkney, late 18th or early 19th century
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