Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
First manufactured in 1912, the Edison Safety Mining 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 was protected by a flexible steel cover at its entrance into both the battery and lamp. The battery could power the six-candlepower lamp for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift. This lamp is a Model "P."
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Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Mining Lamps
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National Museum of American History