Miner’s Safety Lamp

Description (Brief):

This safety lamp was manufactured by the American Safety Lamp and Mine Supply Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania in the latter half of the 19th century. This safety lamp employs a wire gauze with metal bonnet and a glass globe surrounding the wick to protect the flame. Safety lamps were invented in the early 19th century, and are used to this day for gas detection, even as mine lighting has been replaced by electric lights.

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-8789Catalog Number: MHI-MN-8789Accession Number: 265669

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lamp

Measurements: overall: 11 1/4 in x 4 in x 4 in; 28.575 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e336-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872886

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