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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, battery, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
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
AG*MHI-MN-8029
catalog number
MHI-MN-8029
accession number
236603
subject
Work
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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