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Betty lamp

Object Number: 
1920.53
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 9.5 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Sheet iron heart-shaped fat lamp (or betty lamp) with hinged cover with strap upright armature with attached hook.
Gallery Label: 
According to Donald Fennimore, many objects of this type came into New York.
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