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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand, oil wick type, miner's
mining lamp
overall: 17 in x 7 in x 5 in; 43.18 cm x 17.78 cm x 12.7 cm
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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