1812 History
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Candle Holder- c. 1800 
Object  c. 1800  ...A candle holder. Candles would have been an important source of light during the War of 1812 and were essential to life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties of the day. This item can currently be found...
Painted Betty Lamp- c. 1800 
Object  c. 1800  ...This is a metal Betty lamp that is painted red, white and yellow with a hook on the handle to hang it up. It is 27.5 cm high (lamp - 3 cm, handle - 10 cm, hook - 14.5 cm) x 12 cm long x 8.5 cm diameter. Lamps such as this would have been an important source of light during the War of 1812 and were...
Betty Lamp c. 1800 
Object  c. 1800  ...This is a metal Betty Lamp with a hook attached to the handle. It is 28 cm high (lamp - 2.5 cm, handle - 8 cm, hook - 17.5 cm) x 7.5 cm long x 6 cm diameter. Lamps such as this would have been an important source of light during the War of 1812 and were essential to life in early Upper Canada...
Semi-Liquid Crusie Lamp- c. 1800 
Object  c. 1800,   ...A cast iron double crusie that has two rounded trays with elongated spouts; one above the other. Has a flat iron support that is curved and attached with a hook. This would have been used to light the house, especially during the winter months, of the War of 1812 period....
Wall Sconce- c. 1800 
Object  c. 1800,   ...This wall sconce is fashioned from metal and features a rectangular reflector with scalloped topping. The tray at the bottom of the sconce is semi-elliptical and the candlestick shaft is short. This offers insight into the home furnishings that existed during the 1812 period....
Double Cruise Lamp 
Object  17th century - 19th century  This Phoebe lamp is one of the earliest types of lamps that had been used in the colonies during the 17th century to early 19th century. The lamp consists of two small iron bowls with spouts, one hanging above the other. The bowls are attached and hung by an iron rod with a hook on the end. ...
Chamberstick 
Object  18th-19th century  A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries. Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Inn the center of the dish is a narrow candlestick holder approximately 1 3/4 inches in...
Wall Sconces (3)- 1810 
Object  c.1810  Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and wall sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties of...
Chamber Stick- c. 1810 
Object  c. 1810  Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and chamber sticks would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties...
Wall Sconce- c.1800 
Object  c.1800  Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and candle sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties...
Betty Lamps- c. 1800 
Object  c.1800  Betty lamps would have been an important source of light at this time and would have been used extensively. Light was essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, Betty lamps provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties of the day.
Semi-Liquid Crusie Lamp (Betty Lamp)- c. 1800 
Object  c.1800,   A round/pear shaped dish made with a handle and a hook for hanging. Animal or fish fat was burned from a cotton wick within for a source of light. Betty lamps would have been an important source of light at this time and would have been used extensively. Light was essential during life in early...
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