Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp is made by the Dewar Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, New York, who produced carbide mining lamps from around 1914 until it was bought by the Wolf Safety Lamp Co. in the late 1930’s. Dewar was known for its “I-T-P” (It’s Trouble Proof), Sun Ray, and Dew-R-Lite lamp brands. This particular lamp is a Dew-R-Lite, probably manufactured in the late 1920's.
Currently not on view
overall: 13 1/2 in x 5 in x 3 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 12.7 cm x 8.89 cm
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Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History