Lantern, Gold Dredge; R.E. Dietz; 1890; RX.1994.9

Name/Title

Lantern, Gold Dredge

About this object

This is the smaller of two street lamps that the museum has on display, both the same design. They are oil filled and used a reflector above the light to bounce the light down on to the dredging barges so that gold mining could continue 24 hours a day.

Maker

R.E. Dietz

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1890

Period

1890s

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, New York City

Medium and Materials

processed material, glass
processed material, metal, tin

Inscription and Marks

Top of lamp has the following embossed in a circular stamp: -

DIETS No 3 GLOBE TUBULAR

Measurements

l 560mm x diam 390mm
wt 3564g

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RX.1994.9

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