Miner's Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
This miner's oil-wick cap lamp was manufactured in the early 19th century by George Anton & Son in Monongahela, PA. Hooked onto a miner's cap, this open flame on the miners head was a dangerous proposition in coal mines with flammable methane in the air.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, cap, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-7728
catalog number
MHI-MN-7728
accession number
235038
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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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