Wheat Lamp Battery Box

Description
This is the battery box portion of a Wheat Lamp Model W cap lamp that was made by the Koehler Manufacturing Company of Marlborough, Massachusetts around 1940. The front of the battery box bears the seal of the Bureau of Mines with the text “Permissible Electric Cap Lamp, Approval No. 20.” The battery box is without its cover, cord, and cap lamp. This object belonged to mining lamp inventor Grant Wheat’s personal collection that was donated to the museum in 1962.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
battery, lamp
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 in; 18.415 cm x 13.97 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8193
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8193
See more items in
Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object