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
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
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
AG*MHI-MN-7859
catalog number
MHI-MN-7859
accession number
240639
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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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