Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by William C. Winfield of Hubbard, Ohio that received patent number 126,606 on May 7, 1872. The patent claims as its invention “securing the lid or cap of the ordinary ‘miners' lamp’ to its body through the medium of screw-threads in the cap and on the neck of the lamp, the cap being furnished with an elastic packing-disk, air-chamber, and openings for the ingress of air.”
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Object Name
lamp, cap, mining
mining lamp
patent date
Winfield, William C.
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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