Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This Davy-style safety lamp was made by L.F. Madara of Gilberton, Pennsylvania during the late 19th century. This Davy-style safety lamp employs a wire gauze that surrounds the flame. The flame is unable to pass through the holes in the gauze, preventing any methane in the air from igniting. The lamp has been mounted on a plastic base.
overall: 8 in x 2 in x 3 in; 20.32 cm x 5.08 cm x 7.62 cm
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Mining Lamps
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National Museum of American History


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