Miner's Safety lamp

Miner's Safety lamp

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Description (Brief)
This is a carbide mining lamp manufactured by the Friemann and Wolf Company, of Zwickau, Germany around 1910. The Friemann and Wolf Company was a prominent lamp manufacturer that exported lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German items became unpopular. Worn on a miner's cap, the reflector behind the flame cast a wide range of light, improving the miner’s peripheral vision.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-7761
catalog number
MHI-MN-7761
accession number
235037
Credit Line
Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America, Inc.
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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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