Miner’s Safety Lamp with Cutaway

Description (Brief)
This is a safety lamp manufactured by the Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America in the early 20th century. The cutaway shows the details of one of the most popular Wolf designs, employing a glass enclosure, double wire gauze on the top-interior, and a metal bonnet exterior to protect the flame. The cutaway also reveals the cotton that would be soaked with oil to provide fuel to the wick to light the flame at the base.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
mining lamp (cutaway)
overall: 14 in x 3 in x 2 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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