Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This safety lamp was manufactured by the American Safety Lamp and Mine Supply Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the latter half of the 19th century. This safety lamp employs a wire gauze with metal bonnet and a glass globe surrounding the wick to protect the flame. Safety lamps were invented in the early 19th century, and are used to this day for gas detection, even as mine lighting has been replaced by electric lights.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 11 1/4 in x 4 in x 4 in; 28.575 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8789
catalog number
MHI-MN-8789
accession number
265669
Credit Line
Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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