Lantern, Elephant; Veritas Pax; 1930-1960; WY.1979.5

Name/Title

Lantern, Elephant

About 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.

Maker

Veritas Pax

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1930-1960

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
inorganic, processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

Makers mark on front of base: 'VERITAS PAX
MADE IN ENGLAND'
Pressed into glass at top: 'MADE IN ENGLAND'

Measurements

h 150 mm x dia 140 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.1979.5

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