Location: New York
- 1859 · 175 Centre Street
- 1866 · 5 Worth Street
- Lewis R. Case
- "L. R. Case, (Successor to T. Hyatt,) Manufacturer of Hyatt's
Patent ''Lead Band Protected'' Light, And several kinds of most approved
PATENT CEMENT LIGHTS, 5 Worth Street, N.Y." —Trow's New York City Directory, 1866
- "Case made vault lights on Worth St. from approximately 1864 to 1873" —Walter Grutchfield
- A hexagonal vault light plate
(photo credit: Neal Auction Company)
identical to the Brown Brothers plate
sold in 2011 at an auction web site
for $250, even with its lenses missing.
Size: 20" across the points
(Brown Bros says 17¾" across the flats).
Embossed "L. R. CASE / 5 WORTH /
ST N.Y. / PAT. / NOV. 12 / 1845".
The patent is of course Hyatt's famous one.
Note that 5 Worth St. was also Jacob Mark's address.
- "L. R. Case, No. 5 Worth street, for patent illuminating vault
lights. Bronze medal." [at the American Institute Fair] —Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York, 1866