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.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
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
ID Number
AG.MHI-MT-311990
catalog number
MHI-MT-311990
accession number
157348
Credit Line
Dewar Manufacturing Co.
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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