Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief):

The Portable Lamp & Equipment Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania manufactured this lamp designed by the Koehler Manufacturing Company of Marlboro, Massachusetts during the 20th century. The lamp is marked “Permissible” meaning that it was approved for use by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines. This lamp employs glass enclosure to protect the flame from extinguishing, wire gauze in the top-interior to keep the flame from escaping, and a metal bonnet exterior that serves both purposes.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Portable Lamp and Equipment Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MT-002675Catalog Number: MHI-MT-002675Accession Number: 115677

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 15 in x 4 in x 4 in; 38.1 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ecd2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872307

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