Miner's Carbide Lamp

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This mining lamp is a “Guy’s Dropper” model made by the Shanklin Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Illinois, first manufactured in 1913. The lamp is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a miner from Springfield. Frank Guy partnered with George and Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp, and the lamp saw tremendous success through World War I. The Shanklin Mfg. Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, who continued to make "Guy's Dropper.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, carbide, cap, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 3 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8213
catalog number
MHI-MN-8213
accession number
240547
Credit Line
Goodman Manufacturing Company
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Hi, In this image the lamp is assembled incorrectly. The collar behind the reflector dish is backwards.

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