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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
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
AG*MHI-MN-7765
catalog number
MHI-MN-7765
accession number
235037
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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