Miner's Cap Lamp

Miner's Cap Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This "Sunshine Lamp," has an unknown manufacturer but would have been in use from 1850 to around 1920. This lamp is called a Sunshine lamp because it burned "Sunshine" fuel produced by the Standard Oil Company (a mixture of paraffin wax and 3% mineral oil). This lamp's chain and hook indicate that it was hung rather than worn on the cap.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, oil, miner's
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 9 in x 3 in; 10.16 cm x 22.86 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AG.062399
catalog number
062399
accession number
239748
Credit Line
Georgia Stratton Ziffzer
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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