Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This battery-powered cap lamp was manufactured by Oldham and Sons, of Denton, Manchester, U.K in the early 20th century. The battery is encased in metal and the cord connects the battery to the lamp, which was worn on a mining cap. Oldham was originally a general engineering firm, founded in 1865, but began producing mining products in 1887.
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Object Name
lamp, cap, miner's
mining lamp
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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