Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp was made by the Dewar Manufacturing Co. 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. This lamp is notable for its highly polished reflector, which resembles the cast aluminum ""Ha-Mer-It" reflector that Dewar debuted in the late 1920's.
Currently not on view
overall: 10 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 13.335 cm x 8.89 cm
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Dewar Manufacturing Co.
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Mining Lamps
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National Museum of American History


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