Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp was manufactured by the Everhart Brass Works of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the latter half of the 19th century. This Davy-style safety lamp employs a wire gauze that surrounds the flame. The flame is unable to pass through the holes in the gauze, preventing any methane in the air from igniting. This lamp also has a semi-circle of metal to try to protect the flame from gusts of wind.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
overall: 9 in x 3 in x 2 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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