Miner's Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
This tin oil-wick cap lamp was used in the Wyoming Valley Region of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The manufacturer is unknown, but it was likely made in the latter half of the 19th century. The font contained a mix of lard and oil for fuel, and a wick was inserted into the spout. The resulting light was much brighter than the candles it replaced.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 11.43 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
AG.059077
catalog number
059077
accession number
14851
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Work
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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