Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief):

This safety lamp was manufactured by the Hughes Brothers of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the latter half of the 19th century. This Clanny style safety lamp employs a wire gauze and a glass globe surrounding the wick to protect the flame. Safety lamps were invented in the early 19th century, and are used to this day for gas detection, even as mine lighting has been replaced by electric lights.

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Credit Line: Board of Trustees of Lafayette College

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-8763BCatalog Number: MHI-MN-8763BAccession Number: 265669

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 14 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 9.525 cm x 9.525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-e458-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872311

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