Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief)
This lamp is a Dew-R-Lite hand lamp model, manufactured around the mid-1930’s by the Dewar Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, New York. Dewar produced carbide mining lamps from around 1914 until it was bought by the Wolf Safety Lamp Co. in 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.
Currently not on view
overall: 10 in x 4 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 11.43 cm x 13.97 cm
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Mary R. Wheat
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National Museum of American History