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Miner's Tunnel Lamp

Miner's Tunnel Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp was made and in use in the early 19th century. The long hook was used to hang the lamp on mine support timbers or any available nook and provide light to the surrounding area.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, miner's
mining lamp
overall: 14 1/4 in x 3 in x 2 in; 36.195 cm x 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Georgia Stratton Ziffzer
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
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National Museum of American History
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