Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

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Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by James C. Moore of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, that received patent number 180,258 on July 25, 1876. Moore claimed as his invention “a miner's lamp, with a spring lid-holding device.” The device kept the font’s lid closed during the miner’s workday agitations.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, cap, mining
mining lamp
Object Type
Patent Model
patent date
1876-07-25
patentee
Moore, James C.
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 in x 2 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-9750
accession number
088881
catalog number
MHI-MN-9750
patent number
180258
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Work and Industry: Mining
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Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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