Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is an Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp, 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-7933
catalog number
MHI-MN-7933
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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