Miner's Carbide Lamp

Description (Brief):

This lamp was manufactured by the Justrite Manufacturing Company, in Chicago, Illinois in the first half of the 20th century. This lamp is notable for its reflector, a “matchless” design with a lighter built into the reflector to spark and ignite the acetylene gas. Instead of having a polished brass reflector like many lamps, this reflector is aluminum.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Ruth Parks in memory of Roland Parks

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MI-1114Accession Number: 1978.0288Catalog Number: MHI-MI-1114

Object Name: lamp, carbide, cap, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 11.43 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-db5d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872513

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