Miner's Carbide Lamp

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This lamp appears to be a Dew-R-Lite model, made by the Dewar Manufacturing Company, perhaps model number 205. The Dewar Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, New York, 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 15 1/2 in x 4 in x 5 1/2 in; 39.37 cm x 10.16 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8950
catalog number
MHI-MN-8950
accession number
236603
Credit Line
Koehler Manufacturing Company
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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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