Miner's Cap Lamp

Description (Brief):

This tin oil-wick lamp was manufactured by the Leonard Brothers of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. The Leonard Bros. (also known as T.F. Leonard Co.) advertised their lamps in the 1882 “Engineering and Mining Journal” as being available with three different spout sizes, made of seamless brass without any soldering. This particular lamp seems to have one of the larger spouts.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Mining, Mining Lamps, Work, Industry & Manufacturing, Natural Resources


Exhibition Location:

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.059081Catalog Number: 059081Accession Number: 14851

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

Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ad7f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872073

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.