Miner's Cap Lamp

Miner's Cap Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This tin oil-wick cap lamp was used in the Wyoming Valley Region of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The manufacturer is unknown, but it was likely made in the latter half of the 19th century. The font contained a mix of lard and oil for fuel, and a wick was inserted into the spout. The resulting light was much brighter than the candles it replaced.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 11.43 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
AG.059077
catalog number
059077
accession number
14851
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Mining Lamps
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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