Lantern, Elephant; Veritas Pax; 1930-1960; WY.1979.5
Lantern, ElephantAbout this object
This is a Varitas Pax Hurricane Storm lantern which was made in London during the first half of the 20th-century. It was donated to our collection by the Busbridge Family of Wyndham.
The Busbridge's owned the largest lignite pit in town, and although lanterns were commonly used in mining, as the mine was open, the lantern probably wasn't used in the mine. The Town Board forced the Busbridge family to cease their operation as when they were blasting the coal many windows in Wyndham were broken. The pit, then became the town dump, filling in the hole.
The Wyndham Town and Country Club now stands on part of this land.
inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
inorganic, processed material, glass
Makers mark on front of base: 'VERITAS PAX
MADE IN ENGLAND'
Pressed into glass at top: 'MADE IN ENGLAND'
h 150 mm x dia 140 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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