Oil-Wick Cap Lamp

This tin oil-wick lamp was manufactured by the Leonard Brothers of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. The Leonard Bros. (also known as T.F. Leonard Co.) advertised their lamps in the 1882 “Engineering and Mining Journal” as being available with three different spout sizes, made of seamless brass without any soldering. This particular lamp has one of the larger spouts, meaning it may have been used by a mule driver inside the mine.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, cap, mining
overall: 4 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 11.176 cm x 4.064 cm x 13.97 cm
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accession number
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Industry & Manufacturing
Mining Lamps
Grant Wheat Collection
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Work and Industry: Mining
Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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