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Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

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Description (Brief)
The Edison Safety Mining Lamp consisted of a battery encased in a self-locking steel case worn on the miner’s belt. A flexible cord traveled from the battery to the lamp, which was worn on a mining cap. The battery could power the six-candlepower lamps for 12 hours and was recharged at the end of a miner’s shift. This lamp is a Model "P" and was made in 1940, and has a plaque that reads number “236.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, miner's
mining lamp
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8929A
accession number
260126
catalog number
MHI-MN-8929A
Credit Line
Greenwood Mining Co.
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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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