Miner's Cap lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp's manufacturer is unknown, but based on its design, it was most likely made in the latter half of the 19th century. This is a metal cap lamp with an oval shield between the lamp and the spout. The oval shield could have been a reflector for the flame, as well as protection for the hat. Interestingly, the reflector is an addition usually not seen until carbide lamps in the early 20th century.
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 9.525 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-7936
catalog number
MHI-MN-7936
accession number
240639
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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