Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp is a "baby" lamp with a signature engraved on the base of the lamp which reads "Jo. E. Sheridan." Joseph E. Sheridan was a U.S. Coal Mine Inspector for New Mexico in the early 1900’s. Mine bosses and inspectors, who would not need a full-size lamp for their short and infrequent excursions underground, often used baby lamps such as this one
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
overall: 9 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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