Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief):

This Model "K" lamp was manufactured in 1931 by the Edison Storage Battery Company. The Edison Cap Lamp consisted of a battery encased in a self-locking steel case worn on the miner’s belt. A flexible cord traveled to the cap lamp, and its entrance into the battery was protected by a flexible steel cover. The battery could power the six-candlepower lamps for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Mine Safety Appliances Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-7874Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7874Accession Number: 240639

Object Name: lamp, cap, miner'smining lamp

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-d6bb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872007

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