Miner's Cap Lamp

Description (Brief):

This miner's oil-wick cap lamp was manufactured in the early 19th century by George Anton & Son in Monongahela, PA. Hooked onto a miner's cap, this open flame on the miners head was a dangerous proposition in coal mines with flammable methane in the air.

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Mr. J. D. Sauters

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-7728Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7728Accession Number: 235038

Object Name: lamp, oil, cap, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e650-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872137

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