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  • 2-24-3
  • Description
  • Rectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the lantern has a reflector panel on the interior and, on the exterior, a folding hinged mechanism for fastening the lantern to the front of a buggy. Oil is held on the bottom by a trapezoidal reservoir. A domed lid provides a vent for the flame. Bug... more
    Rectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the lantern has a reflector panel on the interior and, on the exterior, a folding hinged mechanism for fastening the lantern to the front of a buggy. Oil is held on the bottom by a trapezoidal reservoir. A domed lid provides a vent for the flame. Buggy lanterns like these were made throughout the 19th century and into the early twentieth century. Some were made for use with whale oil, but many other lamp oil fuels were available: lard oil, camphene, vegetable oil and eventually kerosene. Because whale oil was so expensive, lamp manufacturers began to experiment with other oils and eventually whale oil was no longer used. American Communities in History; Communities and Geography; How we learn about communities; Whaling Slide Show; Inventions Multimedia Time Line; School Museum; Introduction of artifacts as a primary source; What's That Relic?; Settling in the Midwest. 16 History; 18 Social Systems; 13 Science, Technology and Society. less
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