Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief):

While safety lamps were phased out for light-producing purposes in the mid-20th century, they still play a role in gas detection. This Pieler lamp is made expressly for gas detection and measurement. The flame would have been lowered to a small height. In the presence of methane, a blue "cap" would appear on the flame, with the height of the flame corresponding to the amount of methane in the air, easily measured by the scale built into the lamp

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-7867Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7867Accession Number: 240639

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 17 in x 4 in x 3 1/2 in; 43.18 cm x 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-def6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872872

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