Object ID
Object Name
Lamp, Oil
Object Collection
Helen's Collection (is part of)
Glass; Tin
Object Entities
Frangos, Helen (owned by)
Frangos, Helen (is related to)
Object Description
For sides each with a panel of glass. Attached to the the four panels is a tin dome top. There is a hook to open one of the panels as a door. Inside there is a round container to put the oil in and where the flame comes out. On top of the dome there is a circular handle attached. The latern sits on four pegs that are in each corner.
Donated by Helen Frangos. Most likely used for everyday use in a home. The lantren burned either oil or kerosene which means it is circa mid 19th century to early 20th century when electric lighting became more accessible and affordable.
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Lamp, Oil, Helen's Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6569. Accessed 11/25/20.