The museum will be open Fridays through Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.–4 p.m. beginning Sept. 25. Reserve your free timed-entry pass and review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Miner's Carbide Lamp

Miner's Carbide Lamp

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description (Brief)
This lamp is a Dew-R-Lite model, manufactured in the 1930's by the Dewar Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, New York. Dewar produced carbide mining lamps from around 1914 until it was bought by the Wolf Safety Lamp Co. in the late 1930’s. Dewar was well known for its “I-T-P” (It’s Trouble Proof), Sun Ray, and Dew-R-Lite lamp brands. This lamp is notable for its perforated reflector.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 6 in x 3 in; 18.415 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8942
catalog number
MHI-MN-8942
accession number
240639
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object