Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
Ackroyd & Best Ltd. of Leeds, England manufactured this Hailwood Improved Lamp in the early 20th century. This safety lamp would have originally had a glass enclosure around the flame (which is now missing), interior wire gauze, and exterior bonnet. The bonnet bears the oval maker’s label that reads: ACKROYD & BEST Ltd./MAKERS/HAILWOODS IMPROVED LAMP/No.2/MORLEY LEEDS ENGLAND.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 8.89 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8770
accession number
265669
catalog number
MHI-MN-8770
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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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