Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
This Model "K" lamp was manufactured in 1931 by the Edison Storage Battery Company. The Edison Cap Lamp consisted of a battery encased in a self-locking steel case worn on the miner’s belt. A flexible cord traveled to the cap lamp, and its entrance into the battery was protected by a flexible steel cover. The battery could power the six-candlepower lamps for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift.
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Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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