Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This Milburn "Miner A" carbide cap lamp was manufactured around 1914. After emigrating from England, Alexander Jenkins founded the Alexander Milburn Company in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1907. The Miner A model lamp was produced from 1914-1928.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, carbide, mining
mining lamp
overall: 7 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 in; 17.78 cm x 6.985 cm x 10.16 cm
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accession number
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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
Thorpe, Dave. Carbide Light: The Last Flame in American Mines

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