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Fat lamp

Object Number: 
1924.123
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Sheet iron fat lamp, mushroom-shaped with straight walls and shallow reservoir, wick support, hinged cover, crooked armature with chain with spiked hook and spike on either end.
Gallery Label: 
This lamp is similar to the first lamps brought over by the Pilgrims (See Publications).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group