Wheat Lamp Plug Cover Model

This is a wooden plug-cover model that was used by inventor Grant Wheat. The filler plug model went with Grant Wheat’s first “Model A” battery powered cap lamp that he developed from 1910 until 1916. The model belonged to Grant Wheat’s personal collection that was donated to the museum in 1962.
Currently not on view
Object Name
plug cover, filler
overall: 4 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 13.335 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Mining Lamps
Grant Wheat Collection
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Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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