Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This Davy-style safety lamp was made by an unknown maker in the second half of the 19th century. In Davy lamps, the flame is surrounded by metal gauze. The flame is unable to pass through the holes in the gauze, preventing any methane in the air from igniting.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 4 in x 4 in; 30.48 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8803A
accession number
265669
catalog number
MHI-MN-8803A
Credit Line
Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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