Mule Mining Lamp

Description (Brief)
The Koehler Manufacturing Company produced this battery-powered lamp during the first half of the 20th century. Inventor Grant Wheat designed the lamp. The leather strap around the battery pack and lamp would be hung on the mule to light the way ahead as it pulled its load out of the mine.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, mule, mining
mining lamp
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8156
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8156
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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