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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, miner's
mining lamp
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8929B
accession number
260126
catalog number
MHI-MN-8929B
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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