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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in x 5 in x 3 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 12.7 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8941A
catalog number
MHI-MN-8941A
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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