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A hooded lantern was the basic type of lantern; an illumination device that protected the source of light behind glass within a frame of metal.[4][7]


Typical hooded lanterns consisted of a metallic frame enclosing glass panels, within which a wick connected to a reservoir of oil burned and shed light out to a range of 60 feet (18 meters), as long as the supply of fuel lasted, typically 6 hours for 1 pint (470 milliliters) of oil.[4][6][7]

Some hooded lanterns allowed the hood to be lowered, significantly decreasing the amount of light shed by the lantern without the need to extinguish the flame.[7]




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