Miner’s Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
The Hirsch Electric Mine Lamp Company manufactured this electric cap lamp during the first half of the 20th century. The battery is enclosed in metal case, with a flexible cord that runs to the lamp that was worn on the miner’s helmet. The battery could be recharged at the end of the day for the next full day of use.
Location
Currently not on view
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8758A
accession number
265669
catalog number
MHI-MN-8758A
Credit Line
Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
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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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