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
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Ralph E. MacKay, Seattle, Washington

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

Submit a comment or ask a question about this object using the form below. Submissions are moderated and may receive a curator response. Please note that we cannot evaluate or appraise your personal artifacts. For other questions or general inquiries please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.