Historical information

Used in the early 20th Century

Physical description

An early 20th Century glass and rusted tin "hurricane" lamp with three wire curved horizontal bands protecting the clear chimney glass. This is a portable lantern with an oil tank at the bottom that forms the base of the lamp. The tank is filled through a metal tube with a screw top lid and it also houses a wick and knob that increases or decreases the length of the wick.