Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is a safety lamp manufactured by the Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America around the late 19th century. This lamp is one of the most popular Wolf designs, employing a glass enclosure, wire gauze on the top-interior, and a metal “bonnet” exterior to protect the flame. The "permissible" engraved on the lamp denotes that the lamp was approved by the U.S. Bureau of Mines.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
overall: 14 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 36.83 cm x 8.89 cm x 8.89 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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