Miner’s Electric Cap Lamp

Description (Brief):

The Koehler Manufacturing Company produced this battery-powered cap lamp during the first half of the 20th century. Inventor Grant Wheat designed this lamp, leading to this type of lamp being called a “Wheat Lamp.” The battery is encased in a self-locking red plastic 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 red case reads “Wheat/Koehler MFG. CO.”

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Koehler Manufacturing Co.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-8953Accession Number: 260128Catalog Number: MHI-MN-8953

Object Name: lamp, cap, miner'smining lamp

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ca85-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872030

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