Fat lamp (betty lamp)

Fat lamp (betty lamp)
Title
Fat lamp (betty lamp)
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. John V. Irwin
Object Number 
1947.442
Gallery Label 
This type of lamp is also known as a fat lamp.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group