Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief):

This Hailwood's Air Regulator Safety lamp was manufactured in the late 19th century. A plaque at the base of the lamp reads, "Hailwood's Air Regulator/Closed Air Regulator in Strong Air Currents." While safety lamps did a good job of protecting flames from igniting gas, they also needed to be protected from being extinguished by strong drafts in the mine, which this lamp was designed to prevent.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Mine Safety Appliances Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-7868Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7868Accession Number: 240639

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 14 in x 4 in x 4 in; 35.56 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e73d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872260

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