Bull's eye watchman's lantern

Object Number: 
1934.97ab
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Tin, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 6 in. ( 19 x 8.3 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on one side where handle is attached: "Dietz 3/ Police Lantern/ New York U.S."
Description: 
Black painted bull's-eye police flash lantern with bull's-eye galss, tin door and ruffled top; a small whale burner is located on the inside.
Credit Line: 
Gift of DeWitt M. Lockman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group