Miner’s Safety Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp is a patent model constructed by Nicolas Louis Beaufils and Jacques Rexroth of Paris, France that received patent number 95,184 on September 28, 1869. The inventors claim in the patent filing that whenever an operation is to be performed on the lamp such as filling fuel, trimming the wick, or any action that would expose the flame to the air, the lamp will be forcibly extinguished.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
overall: 13 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 34.29 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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