Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by Josiah J. Weinel of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, that received patent number 188,703 on March 20, 1877. Weinel claimed as his invention “a miner's lamp with an inner spout that has a thread for securing itself in the spout, with perforations for supplying air to the burner and returning oil to the font.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, mining
mining lamp
patent date
1877-03-20
patentee
Weinel, Josiah J.
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 8.255 cm x 8.89 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9749
accession number
088881
catalog number
MHI-MN-9749
patent number
188705
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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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