Miner'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 connected 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 lamp is the R4 model.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, miner's
mining lamp
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-7876
accession number
240639
catalog number
MHI-MN-7876
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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