Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by James C. Moore of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, that received patent number 180,258 on July 25, 1876. Moore claimed as his invention “a miner's lamp, with a spring lid-holding device.” The device kept the font’s lid closed during the miner’s workday agitations.
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Object Name
lamp, cap, mining
mining lamp
patent date
Moore, James C.
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 in x 2 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.985 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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