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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
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
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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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