Brothers Island Lighthouse
Hood, Beacon

Start of Exhibit Next Brothers Island Lighthouse Exhibit Page Home Search
Record 1/44
Copyright Picton Museum and Historical Society
Enlarge Image
Other # PMHS1.1481
Collection PMHS (unaccessioned) General
Description Asbestos hood for a Kitson & Chance of Birmingham, England mantle burner. Part of the Brothers Lighthouse collection. Donated by Marine Department, Picton. Single incandescent mantle burners replaced lamps in the towers of some lighthouses in the mid 1890s. The incandescent burner was fed by paraffin (kerosene) and compressed air, and consumed a pint and three quarters of paraffin per hour (information from the internet re Mumbles Lighthouse in Swansea, England, February 2010).

Object ID PMHS.800.0001
Object Name Hood, Beacon
en using this image please quote "Images courtesy of Picton Museum and Historical Society".

When ordering images from the Museum, please quote the Object ID for each image required.
Last modified on: December 19, 2014