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
overall: 14 in x 4 in x 4 in; 35.56 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
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Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History