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.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 4 in x 4 in; 35.56 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-7868
catalog number
MHI-MN-7868
accession number
240639
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object