Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This Hailwood's Air Regulator Safety lamp was manufactured in the late 19th century. A plaque at the base of the lamp reads, "Hailwood's Air Regulator/Closed Air Regulator in Strong Air Currents." While safety lamps did a good job of protecting flames from igniting gas, they also needed to be protected from being extinguished by strong drafts in the mine, which this lamp was designed to prevent.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
overall: 14 in x 4 in x 4 in; 35.56 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 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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