Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is a safety lamp in the Davy style, probably manufactured in the late 1800's. Marked at the bottom: Hughes Bros. Scranton, PA, USA. At the top: ALDEN COAL CO. This lamp was used by Fire Bosses in the now defunct Alden Coal Company. Alden Coal Company was an independent company located in Alden, Pennsylvania, originally owned by the Sharpe family of Wyoming Valley.
Currently not on view
overall: 12 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm
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W. W. Everett
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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