Whale oil lamp

Whale oil lamp
Title
Whale oil lamp
Date 
1830-1860
Medium 
Sheet tin
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 9.8 x 8.3 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Sheet iron lamp with domed reservoir, double wick strap handle with edges folded over and conical foot with socket underneath.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1920.64
Gallery Label 
This type of lamp is also known as a petticoat lamp or a small tin hand lamp.
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