Fat lamp

Object Number: 
1947.442
Date: 
1760-1800
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron fat lamp or betty lamp with pear-shaped reservoir hinged wick cover, baluster- shaped armature crooked connected to twisted spike with attached hook.
Gallery Label: 
This type of lamp is also known as a fat lamp.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group