Miner’s Frog Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp was made by an unknown maker around middle of the 19th century. This hanging lamp is known as a frog lamp, possibly because of its resemblance to the amphibian. These lamps improved upon the open hanging lamps by allowing for larger fonts and less spilling of fuel. The chain could also swivel, allowing the miner to easily point his flame in the desired direction.
Currently not on view
overall: 4 in x 4 in x 3 in; 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm
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Georgia Stratton Ziffzer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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