Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

Miner's Electric Cap Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This Edison Electric Hand Lamp is similar to the design of the cap lamp without the cord. The hand lamp consists of a battery enclosed in a self-locking steel case with a handle so the lamp can carried or hung. This lamp was most likely manufactured in the 1920's.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand
mining lamp, hand
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 19.05 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-7942
catalog number
MHI-MN-7942
accession number
240639
Credit Line
Mine Safety Appliances Company
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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