Miner's Safety Lamp

Description (Brief):

This John Davis & Son safety lamp manufactured in the early 20th century is notable for its prominent padlock latch. Many mining safety lamps were fueled, locked, and distributed at the entrance of the mine by the mine boss. Opening the lamp inside the mine exposed the flame to potentially flammable gas that could cause fatal explosions. Hence, refueling the lamp inside the mine was prohibited, and most safety lamps were locked by some means, with this lamp exhibiting a classic padlock design.

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-7856Catalog Number: MHI-MN-7856Accession Number: 240639

Object Name: lamp, safety, miningmining lamp

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e337-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872887

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