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Miner’s Safety Lamp

Miner’s Safety Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This is a safety lamp manufactured by the Friemann and Wolf Company of Zwickau, Germany in the late 19th century. The Friemann and Wolf Company was a prominent lamp manufacturer that exported their lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German products became unpopular. This lamp is one of the most popular Wolf designs, employing a glass enclosure, wire gauze on the top-interior, and a metal bonnet exterior to protect the flame.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 4 in x 4 in; 35.56 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8801B
catalog number
MHI-MN-8801B
accession number
265669
Credit Line
Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
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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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