Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
The Koehler Manufacturing Company of Marlboro, Massachusetts produced this safety lamp during the 20th century. The lamp is marked “Permissible” meaning that it was approved for use by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines. This lamp employs glass enclosure to protect the flame from extinguishing, wire gauze in the top-interior to keep the flame from escaping, and a metal bonnet exterior that serves both purposes. This lamp has a metal tag that is numbered “269.”
Currently not on view
overall: 15 1/4 in x 4 in x 4 in; 38.735 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
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Credit Line
George J. Titler
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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