Wheat Lamp Mold

This is a wooden lamp mold used for casting the rubber headpiece of the Wheat lamp. Grant Wheat’s battery-powered electric lamp was given approval by the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1919 and was manufactured by the Koehler Manufacturing Company into the 21st century. This mold was part of Grant Wheat’s personal collection that was donated to the museum in 1962.
Currently not on view
Object Name
mold, lamp
overall: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 8.255 cm x 8.2042 cm x 9.144 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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