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.
Currently not on view
overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 11.43 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
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Ruth Parks in memory of Roland Parks
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National Museum of American History