Miner's Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
This tin oil-wick mining lamp was manufactured by F.W. Watson & Co. of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. Mr. Watson was a prominent member of the Scranton community, serving as chief engineer of the Scranton Fire Department. According to the "Wilkes-Barre Scranton Statistical and Trade Review" of 1881 his company was known for its quality metalwork, such as plumbing, stoves, and steam fittings.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, cap, miner's
mining lamp
overall: 3 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
Dewey, Frederic P.. Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 42: A Preliminary Descriptive Catalogue of the Systematic Collections in Economic Geology and Metallurgy in the United States National Museum

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