Mule Mining Lamp

Description (Brief)
Manufactured by Ceag, this lamp was worn on the harness of a mining mule and would have been in use around 1916. Mules were used in the mining tunnels to haul ore to the surface, even after electricity was used in the mining industry. Some mules would spend their whole lives underground, even being stabled there.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, battery, mining
mining lamp
overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 16.51 cm x 11.43 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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