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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 34.29 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9739
catalog number
MHI-MN-9739
accession number
88881
patent number
095184
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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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