Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp was manufactured by the Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America, from Brooklyn, New York in the late 19th century. This lamp is one of the most popular and effective Wolf Company designs, employing a glass enclosure, wire gauze on the top-interior, and a metal bonnet exterior. Lamps such as this were often used to gauge methane levels in mines, and were designed with upper air intakes so air on the mine’s ceiling could be tested.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
overall: 12 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 31.75 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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