Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by George W. Trimble of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania that received patent number 75,603 on March 17, 1868. The patent claims as its invention “providing the tube or spout of the lamp with a simple and novel device for feeding the wick to the flame, instead of pushing it out of the tube by striking the bottom of the lamp on something.” The invention can be seen in the spout of lamp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, mining
mining lamp
patentee
Trimble, George W.
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 in x 3 in; 8.89 cm x 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9754
catalog number
MHI-MN-9754
accession number
88881
patent number
075603
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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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