Miner's Safety Lamp

Miner's Safety Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This safety lamp was manufactured in the latter half of the 19th century by J.W. Queen & Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Clanny style safety lamp employs a wire gauze and a glass globe surrounding the wick to protect the flame. Safety lamps were invented in the early 19th century, and are used to this day for gas detection, even as mine lighting has been replaced by electric lights.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 11.43 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AG.059266
catalog number
059266
accession number
15369
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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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