Miner's Oldham Battery Lamp

This is an Oldham S4V Super Hewers' electric hand lamp manufactured by Oldham & Son Ltd. of Denton, Manchester, England during the 1930s. The lamp consists of a lower metal bonnet that slid over the lamp’s battery, and a light bulb at the top that is encased in a ridged glass cylinder. Oldham & Son began servicing the mining industry in Manchester in 1865 with a variety of machines, before manufacturing mining lamps and batteries in the 20th century.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand, mining
overall: 14 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 36.83 cm x 13.716 cm x 13.97 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

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