Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief)
This is a safety lamp manufactured by the Friemann and Wolf Company of Zwickau, Germany in the late 19th century. The Friemann and Wolf Company was a prominent lamp manufacturer that exported their lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German products became unpopular. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 9.525 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-7864
catalog number
MHI-MN-7864
accession number
240639
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
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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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