Miner’s Safety Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp is a patent model constructed by William Roberts of Cincinnati, Ohio that received patent number 209,082 on October 15, 1878. In his patent filing, Roberts claimed “the combination of the transparent shell, surrounding the flame and provided with a cap or shell, and the wire-gauze chimneys, mounted upon said cap or shell, and arranged one within the other, so as to form an annular space or chamber between them.”
Location
Currently not on view
patent date
1878-10-15
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 8.89 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-9740
catalog number
MHI-MN-9740
accession number
088881
patent number
209082
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object