Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief):

This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by W. G. Dowd of Scranton, Pennsylvania that received patent number 90,434, on May 25, 1869. The patent filing is for the wick raiser on this lamp seen on the outside of the spout. Dowd claimed as his invention “a wire bent over the outer edge of the wicktube with its outer portion sliding in the guide, and its inner portion bent to form an eye to which are hung the fork,” so as to raise the wick by the sliding of the wire.

Patent Date: 1869-05-25

Patentee: Dowd, W. G.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9744Accession Number: 88881Catalog Number: MHI-MN-9744Patent Number: 090434

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

Measurements: overall: 3 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 in; 7.62 cm x 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e0ca-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872094

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