Illuminating Apparatus:

Service Lamp:


Service Lamp Burner:

Service Lamp Burner Level:

Plate Glass:

Lens Cover:

Lantern Curtains:

Carillon or Alarm Bell:

Rod Lamp:


Stairway and Landing:

Inside of tower:

Glazing of Dwelling:

Improvements Needed:




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In most excellent condition

Perfectly clean in every respect.

In good condition clean outside & inside. Glass chimney was free from soot smoke or stains.

Specimen examined & found to be free from all objectionable matter.

It was free from all gummy or burnt oil & wick was well trimmed.

It was found to be level. Keeper understands how to center it.

In good condition free from scratches stains or dirt.

It was on. Clean, hung up in the lantern room when not in use.

2 sets. Clean & in good condition: put up & taken down at the proper time.

There is no alarm bell.

In good condition & very clean.

Dwelling is in good condition.

In good condition, clean & painted as directed.

Some few frames broken


Report Sections:

Premises | Lantern and Fixtures | Ventilators and Watchroom | Illuminating Apparatus | Closets and Storerooms


Fog Signal General | Fog Signal Equipment | Dwelling | Asst. Keepers Dwellings | Water | Healthfulness


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Condition of:

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Lantern and Trap Doors:

Watch or Trimming Room:

Lucernes or Matches:




Lens is never touched improperly

This door fits tight.

There are none of these things to be seen at the time of inspection, but every thing in its proper place.

There were none of these things to be seen in the rooms mentioned.

Keeper understands use of the heater.

Keeper understands use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.

They were painted according to instructions; & in good order. Lightning conductor was in good condition.

Equipment Care

Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of:

Oil Room:

Oil Carriers:

In good condition clean well ventilated, no appearance of waste.

In good condition: clean & in proper order.

Oil Room

Condition of:

Number of:

100 gallon oil:

50 gallon oil:

Small butts for Waste Oil:

Dripping Buckets:

Oil Tanks:


1 holding 10 gallons


3 holding 110 gallons

Oil butts made according to regulation:

Oil butt covers:

Drip Bucket Placement:

Oil Butt Platform:

Empty Oil Butts:

they are so made

Gutters were filled with refuse oil: & covers on. Keeper understands use of the covers & air cocks.

There was a dripping bucket so hung.

Oil butts are placed upon a plank bench.

There was none.

General Information: