Safety Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp is a patent model constructed by John Harding of Warrington, Lancaster, Great Britain that received patent number 72,196 on December 17, 1867. Harding’s claim in the patent application is the “employment, and use of a soft-metal or other rivet, or other compressible plug, as a fastening for safety-lamps, instead of locks, screws, or other mechanical contrivances now employed.” The locking device can be seen on the base of this Davy-style lamp.
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Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
mining lamp, patent model
Associated Date
overall: 12 in x 4 in x 3 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
patent number
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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