Miner’s Safety Lamp

Miner’s Safety Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This safety lamp model is an Ashworth-Hepplewhite-Gray lamp. The lamp is a “test lamp” used to measure the amount of methane in the air. The tubes that run vertically direct air to the flame at the base, which will then produce a colored “cap” in the presence of methane. The majority of Ashworth-Hepplewhite-Gray lamps were produced by John Davis & Son of Derby, Leicestershire, U.K., during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 13 in x 4 in x 4 in; 33.02 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8761A
accession number
265669
catalog number
MHI-MN-8761A
Credit Line
Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
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Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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