Miner’s Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief):

This Victor model carbide mining lamp was manufactured by the Justrite Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois around 1920. This lamp was designed by William Frisbie and features his patented Polygon system. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Board of Trustees of Lafayette College

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-8788BCatalog Number: MHI-MN-8788BAccession Number: 265669

Object Name: lamp, carbide, cap, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 in; 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm x 10.16 cm

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

Record Id: nmah_872197

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