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
Object Name
mining lamp
lamp, safety, mining
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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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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