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 in Chicago, Illinois, around 1930. Auto-Lite mining lamps were produced from 1913 through 1960, most following the design Jacob Sherman patented in 1924. This particular lamp likely dates to around 1930, as evidenced by the rubber bumper grip on the base and two lines of lettering on the top.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 in; 10.16 cm x 9.525 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-9772A
catalog number
MHI-MN-9772A
accession number
304880
Credit Line
George J. Titler
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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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