Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp was manufactured by the Everhart Brass Works of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the latter half of the 19th century. This Clanny style safety lamp employs a glass globe surrounding the wick to protect the flame and a wire gauze above to prevent combustion. Safety lamps were invented in the early 19th century, and are used to this day for gas detection, even as mine lighting has been replaced by electric lights.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 in; 35.56 cm x 11.43 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9407
catalog number
MHI-MN-9407
accession number
271425
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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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