Edison Model S Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
Manufactured around 1930, the Edison Safety Mining Lamp consisted of a battery enclosed in a self-locking steel case worn on the miner’s belt. A flexible cord traveled from the battery to the lamp, which was worn on a mining cap. The battery could power the six-candlepower lamps for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift. This is a Model "S" lamp.
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Mine Safety Appliances Company
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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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