Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is a safety lamp manufactured by the Friemann and Wolf Company of Zwickau, Germany in the late 19th century. The Friemann and Wolf Company was a prominent lamp manufacturer that exported their lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German products became unpopular. This lamp employs a glass casing to protect the flame from being extinguished, and wire gauze to cool the flame and prevent mine gas from igniting.
Currently not on view
overall: 12 1/2 in x 4 in x 5 in; 31.75 cm x 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm
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Credit Line
Georgia Stratton Ziffzer
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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