Lantern; Tucker & Sons; Late 1800s; CT77.153

Name/Title

Lantern

About this object

Lantern; a candle-powered lantern, made of thin, sheet steel, with a glass lens at the front. The box-shaped lantern features a drawer at the base to hold spare candles and matches; a false top with open side vents to carry away smoke; a pair of wire loops for carrying; and a hook for hanging.

A maker's plate at the top reads: Tucker & Sons, Military, Travellers and Emigrants Lamp, Manufactory 190 Strand, London. Registered September 14, 1855".

The lantern was found by Tom Galletly in some scrub at Kaka Point. It is believed the lantern was used at the Nugget Point lighthouse circa 1870-1890, by lighthouse keepers Mr Cardigan and Mr Cunningham, and the Pilot, Mr Hoggart.

Maker

Tucker & Sons

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Late 1800s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

Embossed on maker's plate: "TUCKER & SON'S / MILITARY, TRAVELLERS / & EMIGRANTS LAMP / MANUFACTORY / 190 STRAND LONDON / REGISTD SEPTR 14. 1855 No 386"

Technique

rolled

Technique

embossed

Measurements

h 220mm x l 130mm x w 90mm
Small

Subject and Association Keywords

building construction, illumination. lighting

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

equipment

Object number

CT77.153

Rights

All rights reserved

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