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
overall: 3 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm
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National Museum of American History