Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief):

This oil-wick cap lamp is a patent model constructed by John H. Gable of Shamokin, Pennsylvania that received patent number 217,791 on July 22, 1879. Gable’s claim in the patent filing is a miner's lamp “having a rear attachment-hook, a transversely-flattened spout-burner that extends upward from the front of the body, having a small diameter in the plane of the hook, and spreading laterally to form a flame thin at the sides and broad in front.”

Patentee: Gable, John H.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9736Accession Number: 088881Catalog Number: MHI-MN-9736Patent Number: 217791

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

Measurements: overall: 4 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm

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

Record Id: nmah_872092

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