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Lanterns (lighting devices)

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Lighting devices, fixed or portable, designed to protect and enclose the light source, usually with sides of glass, horn or pierced metal, allowing light to emerge and often having a supporting frame or carrying handle.

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<lighting devices by form>

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lantern (lighting device)


11yrs ago

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