Mining Tunnel Lamp

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick mining lamp was manufactured by P. Wall, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania around 1880. This lamp is a hanging lamp, and would burn a mix of fat and oil for fuel, with a wick inserted into the spout. The resulting light was much brighter and more efficient than the candles it replaced.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 7 in x 5 in; 43.18 cm x 17.78 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-7989B
accession number
234932
catalog number
MHI-MN-7989B
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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