Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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betty lamp
  • United States
  • betty lamp, 1700s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • tin, copper
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10.4 x 7 x 10.2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1345
Description

Pear-shaped hinged tin container (identified as a Betty Lamp) with a chain and twisted wire (identified as a hanger) attached to a curved rod extending from the container. The wire goes through a hole in the hinged lid and attaches to a metal scoop-shaped piece of tin inside the container.