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Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

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Description (Brief)
This oil-wick cap lamp is a patent model constructed by William C. Winfield of Hubbard, Ohio that received patent number 115,143 on May 23, 1871. Winfield’s claim in the patent filing is a miner's lamp with “a new article of manufacture, viz., a miner's lamp, provided with a screw-cap constructed, arranged, and operating with relation to the body of the lamp.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, cap, miner's
mining lamp
Object Type
Patent Model
patent date
1871-05-23
patentee
Winfield, William C.
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-9737
accession number
088881
catalog number
MHI-MN-9737
patent number
115143
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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