Oil-Wick Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by Edward Gough, of Allentown, Pennsylvania that received patent number 229,117 on June 22, 1880. In his patent filing, Gough claimed as his invention “an improvement in lamps with the combination of a cast-metal body or can with a neck, provided with studs, of the cast metal cover, having notches and interior annular groove” constructed to secure the top to the lamp. The chain is usually attached to the top so it wouldn’t get separated from its lamp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, hand held, miner's
mining lamp
mining lamp, patent model
patent date
1880-06-22
patentee
Gough, Edward
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 8 in x 3 in; 13.335 cm x 20.32 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9742
accession number
088881
catalog number
MHI-MN-9742
patent number
229117
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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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