Miner's Cap Lamp

Description (Brief):

This tin oil-wick mining lamp was manufactured by F.W. Watson & Co. of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. Mr. Watson was a prominent member of the Scranton community, serving as chief engineer of the Scranton Fire Department. According to the "Wilkes-Barre Scranton Statistical and Trade Review" of 1881 his company was known for its quality metalwork, such as plumbing, stoves, and steam fittings.

Location: Currently not on view

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Related Publication: Dewey, Frederic P.. Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 42: A Preliminary Descriptive Catalogue of the Systematic Collections in Economic Geology and Metallurgy in the United States National Museum

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.059082Catalog Number: 059082Accession Number: 014851

Object Name: lamp, oil, cap, miner'smining lamp

Measurements: overall: 3 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ad7b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872069

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