Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick cap lamp is a patent model constructed by William C. Winfield of Hubbard, Ohio that received patent number 115,143 on May 23, 1871. Winfield’s claim in the patent filing is a miner's lamp with “a new article of manufacture, viz., a miner's lamp, provided with a screw-cap constructed, arranged, and operating with relation to the body of the lamp.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, cap, miner's
mining lamp
patent date
1871-05-23
patentee
Winfield, William C.
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9737
accession number
088881
catalog number
MHI-MN-9737
patent number
115143
subject
Work
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

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