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.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, cap, miner's
mining lamp
patent date
Winfield, William C.
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
accession number
catalog number
patent 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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