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 lamps for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift. This battery is a Model "J" and the headpiece is a Model "H."
Location
Currently not on view
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8034
accession number
236603
catalog number
MHI-MN-8034
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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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