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Betty Lamp

Description

Iron hanging hook with curved end and two smaller hooks on arched arm hold covered Betty Lamp with heart-shaped cover "key" on flattened, circular form with rounded spout extension at one end. Also has short chain with pick at end hanging from arched arm.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
1) Cast mark in shaped reserve on flange/interior: crossed tools and words ""GLUCK ...AHF"". 2) Circular typed note found in lamp: ""When the German/migration from Black/Forest settled Seneca Co./Ohio, several blacksmiths/came and settled near Tiffin,/Ohio. They made these lamps,/also latches, fireplace tools etc./These lamps burned bear's grease./ From Mrs. Rhea Mansfield/Knittle, Ashland, Ohio./Migration 1843-1847.""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
casting (process)
iron (metal)
wrought
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Ohio (United States)
Descriptive terms
betty lamps
casting (process)
Iron
iron (metal)
Lamp
Lighting
Wrought
wrought
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 3 1/4 (HxW), 4 3/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.317
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2309
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