Miner’s Safety Lamp with Cutaway

Description (Brief):

This Davy-style safety lamp was likely built during the late 19th century. The cutaway reveals the construction of the safety lamp: there is a glass enclosure to protect the flame from being extinguished and wire gauze to keep the flame from escaping the lamp and igniting the gas in the mine.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-7832Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7832Accession Number: 235037

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lampmining lamp (cutaway)

Measurements: overall: 13 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 33.02 cm x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-dc46-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872867

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