Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is an Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp, produced by the Universal Lamp Company. Auto-Lite carbide mining lamps were produced from 1913 through 1960, most following the design Jacob Sherman patented in 1924. This lamp’s design places its manufacture date in the early 1920’s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, cap, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 6.35 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9546B
catalog number
MHI-MN-9546B
accession number
280476
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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