Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp was manufactured by the Hughes Brothers of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the latter half of the 19th century. This Davy-style safety lamp employs a wire gauze that surrounds the flame. The flame is unable to pass through the holes in the gauze, preventing any methane in the air from igniting.
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 4 in x 3 in; 31.75 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8774
accession number
265669
catalog number
MHI-MN-8774
Credit Line
Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
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Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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