Vintage Reproduction Betty Lamp by Harry "Hap" Fisher Blacksmith 1970
Product Description: One of the most popular devices for lighting in the Colonial days was the “Betty Lamp”. Early lighting devices such as this one burned grease, whale oil or fats. It was an improvement over the common candle which had an open flame.
This handsome replica of the original Betty Lamp from the 1800's era was crafted by Harry "Hap" Fisher, a talented Berks County blacksmith in 1970. It features the appearance as if it just came out of a Colonial home. It is signed with an engraved cursive initial “F” and an incised number 70. It features a circular-shape, iron center pan with a spout on one side to support and hold the wick. Remnants in this lamp are visible in the well when sliding over the swivel, hinged lid with bird cut-out finial. On the opposite side of the well-crafted pan, is a curved iron handle which riveted to the circular base. Hanging from the top of this handle is a wire chain with a metal wick pick and a twisted boat hook shaped hanger with spike. A perfect accent for a country home setting.
Dimensions: 4” Height
Product Weight: 6.6 ounces
Maker: Harry "Hap" Fisher
Markings: Engraved into the inside curved bracket is a cursive “F” and an incised number “70” (for 1970).
Condition: Previously owned - used. Condition is consistent with age. Swivel hinged lid works properly.
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