Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief):

The Koehler Manufacturing Company produced this safety lamp during the 20th century. The lamp is marked “Permissible” meaning that it was approved for use by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines. This lamp employs glass enclosure to protect the flame from extinguishing, wire gauze in the top-interior to keep the flame from escaping, and a metal bonnet exterior that serves both purposes.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Board of Trustees of Lafayette College

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-8765Catalog Number: MHI-MN-8765Accession Number: 265669

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 15 in x 4 in x 4 in; 38.1 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e32e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872878

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