Created by
Portia, British
Date
1914-1918
Medium
glass, metal and rope
Dimensions
H x W (4a): 4 1/4 × 3 × 3 in. (10.8 × 7.6 cm)
H x W (4b): 2 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (6.4 × 3.8 cm)
Description
A trench lantern lighting device made of a glass bulb, with metal wick opening and a glass cover. The rope can be seen through the glass and goes through the metal opening at the top of the lantern creating a wick. A collar of fogged glass connects the metal and glass bulb bottom. A gold colored metal tip covers the top. [BRITISH MADE / PORTIA] is impressed on the base of the lantern. The top of the lantern is made of fogged glass that fades into clear glass at the top. Burn marks can be seen inside the glass.
Place made
England, Europe
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Military
Type
lanterns (lighting devices)
Topic
Military
World War I
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number
2017.111.4ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ee4e7529-5d74-4415-aa3b-248d6bc28df9

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