Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp was produced by the Universal Lamp Company of Chicago, Illinois, around 1920. This brand was among the most popular and dependable mining lamps of the early 20th century. After acquiring Shanklin Mfg. Co. and its "Guy's Dropper" brand, the Universal Lamp Company produced two of the three largest lighting brands to survive past World War II.
Currently not on view
overall: 4 in x 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm
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Frank Kane
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National Museum of American History