Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp is a horizontal tank Grier with an S-shaped water lever, manufactured around 1916. The Grier Brothers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania began manufacturing carbide mining lamps in 1911. Their finances took a fatal blow in 1922 when the Supreme Court ruled against them for patent infringement in Baldwin & Simmons v. Grier Brothers. By 1924, the Gem Manufacturing Company had bought the Griers' stock of mining lamps.
Currently not on view
Object Name
mining lamp
overall: 4 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 11.43 cm x 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
accession number
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Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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