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