Miner’s Hanging Lamp

Description (Brief)
This hanging lamp was manufactured by the Vaclite Lamp Company of New York around the late 19th century. The lamp could contain a larger amount of fuel than its predecessors. The wick pick is attached with a chain.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand, oil wick type, miner's
mining lamp
overall: 12 1/2 in x 5 in x 5 in; 31.75 cm x 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm
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accession number
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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
Credit Line
Ralph E. MacKay, Seattle, Washington

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