Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief):

This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by William C. Winfield of Hubbard, Ohio that received patent number 126,606 on May 7, 1872. The patent claims as its invention “securing the lid or cap of the ordinary ‘miners' lamp’ to its body through the medium of screw-threads in the cap and on the neck of the lamp, the cap being furnished with an elastic packing-disk, air-chamber, and openings for the ingress of air.”

Patent Date: 1872-05-07

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-9753Catalog Number: MHI-MN-9753Accession Number: 088881Patent Number: 126606

Object Name: lamp, cap, miningmining lampObject Type: Patent Model

Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e0d7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872108

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