Miner’s Electric Lamp

Description (Brief)
This battery powered mining lamp was made by an unknown maker during the first half of the 20th century. Battery powered lamps consist of a battery pack and the bulb, and the first battery-powered lamps were often bulky and underpowered.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand, electric, mining
mining lamp
overall: 17 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 44.45 cm x 11.43 cm x 11.43 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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