Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is a "Baby" Wolf Company Safety Lamp manufactured in the early 20th century. The "baby" name denotes its smaller size, and the "permissible" on the plaque indicates that this lamp was approved by the United States Bureau of Mines. The baby Wolf safety lamp was manufactured for mine bosses who only needed lamps for infrequent, brief periods.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
overall: 10 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 in; 25.4 cm x 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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