[TUHS] Anyone know what a LANTERN is

Alec Muffett alec.muffett at gmail.com
Sun Jul 30 21:17:52 AEST 2017

Dumb question: is there any chance that just as BEL goes <beep>, perhaps
LAMP illuminated a red warning light or similar?

On 30 Jul 2017 12:14 pm, "Doug McIlroy" <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> I have no actual information about the lantern character, but
> a tapered "storm lantern" would be far down my list of guesses.
> The tapered chmney would much more likely be called a "lamp",
> for it's a standard shape for the oil (kerosene) lamps
> that everyone had before electricity.
> My top guess would be a carriage lantern with a Japanese
> garden ornament as a distant second. The carriage lantern
> would be an unfilled circle superimposed on a vertical
> rectangle, filled or unfilled. The rectangle might be
> simplified to two (interrupted) vertical sides.
> An alternate form of lantern would be a side view of
> a carriage (or picture-projection) lantern, schematized
> as a box, with a flaring projection to the right--an
> icon for shining light on a subject, also interpretable
> as a movie camera.
> A Japanese lantern would be tripartite: cap, body, and
> feet.
> Do any of these possibilities ring a bell?
> Doug
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