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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This is an Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp, produced by the Universal Lamp Company. Auto-Lite carbide mining lamps were produced from 1913 through 1960, most following the design Jacob Sherman patented in 1924. This lamp’s design places its manufacture date in the early 1920’s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-9234
accession number
268055
catalog number
MHI-MN-9234
Credit Line
Theodore R. Hile
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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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