Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief):

This safety lamp was manufactured by the Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America, from Brooklyn, New York in the late 19th century. This lamp is one of the most popular and effective Wolf Company designs, employing a glass enclosure, wire gauze on the top-interior, and a metal bonnet exterior. Lamps such as this were often used to gauge methane levels in mines, and were designed with upper air intakes so air on the mine’s ceiling could be tested.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-7763Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7763Accession Number: 235037

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 31.75 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e312-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872876

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