Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief):

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 from the battery to the lamp, which was worn on a mining cap. The battery could power the six-candlepower lamps for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift. This lamp is a Model "P" and was made in 1940.

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-7875Accession Number: 240639Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7875

Object Name: lamp, cap, miner'smining lamp

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ca83-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872028

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