Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp appears to be a Dew-R-Lite model, made by the Dewar Manufacturing Company, perhaps model number 205. The Dewar Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, New York, 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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
overall: 15 1/2 in x 4 in x 5 1/2 in; 39.37 cm x 10.16 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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