Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief)
This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by George W. Trimble of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania that received patent number 75,603 on March 17, 1868. The patent claims as its invention “providing the tube or spout of the lamp with a simple and novel device for feeding the wick to the flame, instead of pushing it out of the tube by striking the bottom of the lamp on something.” The invention can be seen in the spout of lamp.
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Object Name
lamp, mining
mining lamp
Object Type
Patent Model
Trimble, George W.
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 in x 3 in; 8.89 cm x 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm
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catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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