Oil-Wick Spiked Mining Lamp

Description (Brief)
This open oil-wick lamp was manufactured around the early 20th century by an unknown maker. The lamp’s font would be filled with fuel, a wick inserted into the top, and the spike driven into a timber to provide convenient lighting.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, spike
mining lamp, oil, spike
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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

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