Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief):

This battery-powered cap lamp was manufactured by Oldham and Sons, of Denton, Manchester, U.K in the early 20th century. The battery is encased in metal and the cord connects the battery to the lamp, which was worn on a mining cap. Oldham was originally a general engineering firm, founded in 1865, but began producing mining products in 1887.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-8035Catalog Number: MHI-MN-8035Accession Number: 236603

Object Name: lamp, cap, miner'smining lamp

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-d6bc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872008

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