Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
The Portable Lamp & Equipment Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania manufactured this lamp designed by the Koehler Manufacturing Company of Marlboro, Massachusetts 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
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-MT-002675
catalog number
MHI-MT-002675
accession number
115677
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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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