Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp is a Dew-R-Lite hand lamp model, manufactured around the mid-1920’s by the Dewar Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn, New York. Dewar produced carbide mining lamps from around 1914 until it was bought by the Wolf Safety Lamp Co. in the late 1930's. Dewar was well known for its “I-T-P” (It’s Trouble Proof), Sun Ray, and Dew-R-Lite lamp brands.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 14 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 36.83 cm x 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8941B
catalog number
MHI-MN-8941B
accession number
240639
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
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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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