Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description
This is an Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp, produced by the Universal Lamp Company of Chicago, Illinois. Auto-Lite carbide mining lamps were produced from 1913 through 1960, most following the design Jacob Sherman patented in 1924. This lamp has a homemade wire handle added.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, cap, mining
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 in; 10.16 cm x 8.255 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8991
catalog number
MHI-MN-8991
accession number
263096
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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