Davy Safety Lamp

Davy Safety Lamp

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This safety lamp came from the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., a school that was established in 1870 as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth. It may date from 1916 when the school moved into a new building specially built for the purpose.
The inscriptions on the lamp read "Everhart Brass Works, Scranton, Pa." and "19." James Marion Everhart purchased a half interest in the Scranton Brass and File Works in 1871 and became sole proprietor a few years later. After his death in 1897, the firm became the Everhart Brass Works.
Ref: L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., Catalogue (Boston, 1921), p. 106.
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Object Name
Davy safety lamp
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Scranton
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 3 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 10 9/16 in x 3 1/2 in; 26.82875 cm x 8.89 cm
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National Museum of American History
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