Oil-Wick Cap Lamp

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
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
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8148C
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8148C
Credit Line
Mary R. Wheat
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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