Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp was manufactured by the Justrite Manufacturing Company, in Chicago, Illinois in the first half of the 20th century. This lamp is notable for its reflector, a “matchless” design with a lighter built into the reflector to spark and ignite the acetylene gas. Instead of having a polished brass reflector like many lamps, this reflector is aluminum.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 11.43 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MI-1114
accession number
1978.0288
catalog number
MHI-MI-1114
Credit Line
Ruth Parks in memory of Roland Parks
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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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