Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
Mathieu Louis-Mueseler of Liege, Belgium manufactured this safety lamp around 1864-1904. The lamp was approved for use in Belgian mines, and was an improvement on the Clanny-style lamp due its improved ventilation leading to a brighter flame and less chance of combustion. The lamp features a glass enclosure for the flame and metal gauze at the top.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
overall: 12 1/4 in x 4 in x 4 in; 31.115 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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