Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp was made by the Dewar Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, New York, who produced carbide mining lamps from around 1914 until the late 1930’s. Dewar was well known for its “I-T-P” (It’s Trouble Proof), Sun Ray, and Dew-R-Lite lamp brands. This lamp incorporated Dewar's patented float-feed water delivery system, a staple of the I-T-P line.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, carbide
mining lamp
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 in; 10.795 cm x 8.89 cm x 5.08 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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