Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is a carbide mining lamp manufactured by the Friemann and Wolf Company, of Zwickau, Germany around 1910. The Friemann and Wolf Company was a prominent lamp manufacturer that exported lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German items became unpopular. Worn on a miner's cap, the reflector behind the flame cast a wide range of light, improving the miner’s peripheral vision.
Currently not on view
overall: 8 in x 5 in x 4 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm x 12.065 cm
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Georgia Stratton Ziffzer
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History