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.”
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Object Name
lamp, cap, mining
mining lamp
patent date
Weinel, Josiah J.
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
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accession number
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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