Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
The Koehler Manufacturing Company produced this safety lamp during the 20th century. The lamp is marked “Permissible” meaning that it was approved for use by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines. This lamp employs glass enclosure to protect the flame from extinguishing, wire gauze in the top-interior to keep the flame from escaping, and a metal bonnet exterior that serves both purposes. The lamp has “126” stamped into the top, and painted on the side.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 4 in x 4 in; 38.1 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8930
accession number
260126
catalog number
MHI-MN-8930
Credit Line
Greenwood Mining Co.
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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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