Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
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 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 lamp is a Model "P" and was made in 1940, and was used by Lanscoal, Inc. in Lansford, Pennsylvania.
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Greenwood Mining Co.
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National Museum of American History