Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief)
This Edison Electric Hand Lamp is similar to the design of the cap lamp without the cord. The hand lamp consists of a battery enclosed in a self-locking steel case with a handle so the lamp can carried or hung. This lamp was most likely manufactured in the 1920's.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand
mining lamp, hand
mining lamp
overall: 9 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 19.05 cm x 10.16 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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