Mining Tunnel Lamp

Mining Tunnel Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This oil-wick mining lamp was manufactured by P. Wall, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania around 1880. This lamp is a hanging lamp, and would burn a mix of fat and oil for fuel, with a wick inserted into the spout. The resulting light was much brighter and more efficient than the candles it replaced.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand, oil wick type, miner's
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 7 in x 5 in; 43.18 cm x 17.78 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-7989B
accession number
234932
catalog number
MHI-MN-7989B
Credit Line
Superior-Sterling Company
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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