Miner's Tunnel Lamp

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp was made and in use in the early 19th century. The long hook was used to hang the lamp on mine support timbers or any available nook and provide light to the surrounding area.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, miner's
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 14 1/4 in x 3 in x 2 in; 36.195 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MI-1217
accession number
239748
catalog number
MHI-MI-1217
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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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