Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This Model "K" lamp was manufactured in 1931 by the Edison Storage Battery Company. The Edison Cap Lamp consisted of a battery encased in a self-locking steel case worn on the miner’s belt. A flexible cord traveled to the cap lamp, and its entrance into the battery was protected by a flexible steel cover. The battery could power the six-candlepower lamps for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift. This lamp was used by the Greenwood Mining Company, and is stamped number 506.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, miner's
mining lamp
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8920
accession number
260126
catalog number
MHI-MN-8920
Credit Line
Greenwood Mining Co.
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Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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