Iron fork with six prongs

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron fork with six prongs and hollow section at shaft terminus; socket for wooden handle (which was missing when object was donated).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1359
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
12523
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Adjustable chamberstick

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 6 in. ( 10.8 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Brass chamberstick with saucer base cylindrical shaft with slide and ring handle with thumbrest.
Credit Line: 
Gift oif John V. Irwin
Object Number: 
1959.112
Gallery Label: 
There was an envelope tied to the stick from Mr. James J. Heslin.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
12518
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Adjustable chamberstick

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 14.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass chamberstick with circular base; engraved decoration on base and shaft; shell thumbpiece.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Caroline Phelps Stokes
Object Number: 
1896.23
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
12514
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Argand lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 in. ( 52.1 x 26.7 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Set of three brass Argand lamps, one with single arm; with an urn atop column, foliate- edged ring around top of urn with two eagles, and lotus finial; holes to hang prisms on urn ring and central foliate ring; frosted glass shades with floral motifs: cylindrical glass chimneys.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Clinton Brown, presented in memory of Caroline Hamilton Brown
Object Number: 
1940.51a-c
Marks: 
raised on brass plaque below glass globe: "J. B. Wilbor / New York"
Gallery Label: 
These lamps belonged to the Clinton family. The prisms are missing from them.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
12161
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Stillman safety lantern

Classification: 
Date: 
1902
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical font with domed top, circular opening in gold, deep saucer base, strap handle all painted black.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1514
Marks: 
stencilled: in gold on base: "STILLMAN SAFETY/ PAT AU_____. PATS. PENDI"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1902
eMuseum Object ID: 
12103
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fat lamp (betty lamp)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Covered sheet iron fat lamp (or betty lamp) with round shallow reservoir, hinged cover for spout, upright hooked armature with hook, chain, and spike attached.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1920.52
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this betty lamp was found on a Southern battlefield.
Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
11503
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wafer iron

Classification: 
Date: 
1720-1820
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 85.1 x 21 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron wafer iron; rectangular plates and tapering handles; interior of both plates are impressed with leaves, flowers, and a house and a grid pattern.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1181
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 303
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
11255
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fat lamp (betty lamp)

Classification: 
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.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
7983
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Parade lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Tin, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Tin political parade lamp with a cube base with a flat top and bottom supported on four columns between columns is a glass globe that is attached to long tin wick tube.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1940.476
Marks: 
molded on glass: "Pat Jan. 27, 1880 A & W MFG Co. Chicago"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
2187
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fat lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1675-1725
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 5 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 14.6 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron fat lamp with open wall and spout mounted on stem and saucer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. E. Lawrence Sampter
Object Number: 
1957.126
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1725
eMuseum Object ID: 
1602
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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