Miner’s Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is a safety 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 their lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German products 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: 12 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 10.795 cm x 13.97 cm
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Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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