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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, cap, mining
mining lamp
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
subject
Work
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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