Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This mining lamp is a “Guy’s Dropper” model made by the Shanklin Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Illinois, first manufactured in 1913. The lamp is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a miner from Springfield. Frank Guy partnered with George and Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp, and the lamp saw tremendous success through World War I. The Shanklin Mfg. Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, who continued to make "Guy's Dropper."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-7932
accession number
240639
catalog number
MHI-MN-7932
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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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