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Betty lamp

Betty lamp
Title
Betty lamp
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 lamp with round shallow reservoir, hinged cover for spout, upright hooked armature with hook, chain, and spike attached.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1920.52
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this betty lamp was found on a Southern battlefield.
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