Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief):

This oil-wick cap lamp is a patent model constructed by William C. Winfield of Hubbard, Ohio that received patent number 115,143 on May 23, 1871. Winfield’s claim in the patent filing is a miner's lamp with “a new article of manufacture, viz., a miner's lamp, provided with a screw-cap constructed, arranged, and operating with relation to the body of the lamp.”

Patent Date: 1871-05-23

Patentee: Winfield, William C.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9737Accession Number: 088881Catalog Number: MHI-MN-9737Patent Number: 115143

Object Name: lamp, oil, cap, miner'smining lampObject Type: Patent Model

Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-aeb9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872090

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