Miner’s Safety Lamp

This safety lamp was manufactured by the Wolf Safety Lamp Company during the early 20th century. The lamp is called a safety lamp because it can be used safely in the presence of flammable gas. This lamp was one of the Wolf Safety Lamp Company’s most popular designs. The safety lamp employs a glass enclosure around the flame, wire gauze on the top-interior, and a metal bonnet exterior. The lamp’s flame and fuel reservoir has a magnetic lock so that it could only be opened and refilled outside the mine.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
overall: 9 11/16 in; 24.638 cm
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accession number
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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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