Miner's Electric Cap lamp

Description (Brief)
This battery-powered mining cap lamp was manufactured by McGraw-Edison in the mid-20th century. In 1957, Thomas A. Edison Incorporated merged with the McGraw Electric Company to form the McGraw-Edison Company. This lamp consists of a battery in a self-locking steel case worn on the miner’s belt. A flexible cord connects the battery to the lamp, which was worn on a mining cap.
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Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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