Small Oldham Hand Lam

This small electric hand lamp was manufactured by Oldham & Son Ltd. of Denton, Manchester, England during the early 20th century. The lamp has a small bulb surrounded by glass with four metal posts protecting the glass. The lamp bulb sits on top of a metal bonnet that slides on top of an Oldham battery.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand, mining
overall: 5 3/8 in; 13.716 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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
similar type referenced
Pohs, Henry A.. Early Underground Lamps

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