Betty lamp

Object Number: 
1920.52
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Covered sheet iron fat lamp (or betty lamp) with round shallow reservoir, hinged cover for spout, upright hooked armature with hook, chain, and spike attached.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this betty lamp was found on a Southern battlefield.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group