Patent Model - Improvement in Lanterns

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George Woodward (b.1825, d.1897), Patentee
Production date
Apr 05 1864
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Iron, wood, brass
13 x 6" (33 x 15.2cm)
Woodward's patent "relates to an improvement in that class of lanterns which are provided with glass flame-protectors, of spherical, cylindrical, or other form in one piece, instead of detached glass planes for protecting the flame of the lamp from the wind. These flame-protectors, of the kind first mentioned, have hitherto been attached to their metal caps and bases by means of plaster-of-paris or other suitable cement, and in case of the breaking of a protector a new one cannot be placed in the metal frame by anyone except a mechanic or one skilled in the manufacture of lanterns." (Patent Number 42,249)
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