Fat lamp (betty lamp)
Overall: 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 9.5 x 8.3 cm )
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.
According to the donor, this betty lamp was found on a Southern battlefield.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
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.