Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief):

First manufactured in 1912, the Edison Safety Mining 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 was protected by a flexible steel cover on its entrance into both the battery and lamp. The battery could power the six candlepower lamp for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift. This lamp has a Model "E" battery with a Model "F" head.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-8036Accession Number: 236603Catalog Number: MHI-MN-8036

Object Name: lamp, cap, miner'smining lamp

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ca68-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872021

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