Miner's Safety Lamp

Description
This miner’s safety lamp was made by an unknown manufacturer during the late 19th or early 20th century. The lamp is called a safety lamp because it can be used safely in the presence of flammable gas. The lamp features a glass enclosure, wire gauze on the top interior, and a metal bonnet exterior.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand, safety, mining
Measurements
overall: 9 11/16 in; 24.638 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8128
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8128
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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