Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

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Description (Brief)
Manufactured in 1915, this Edison Electric Cap Lamp was an early cap lamp models. The Model "C" battery is larger than later designs, and the cord is protected at both ends by a flexible steel cover. The battery could power the six-candlepower lamp for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, miner's
mining lamp
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8039
accession number
236603
catalog number
MHI-MN-8039
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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