Oil-Wick Cap Lamp

Oil-Wick Cap Lamp

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Description
The lamp was manufactured by J. Anton and Son of Monongahela, Pennsylvania between 1905 and 1918. J. Anton and Son marketed their lamps under the trade name of U.S.A. Eagle, and there is an image of an eagle impressed on the lamp. Around the eagle is the engraving “U.S.A EAGLE / JANTON & SON / MONONGAHELA, PA.” The lamp’s long spout has a circular bezel to protect wearer’s cap from drippings.
Object Name
lamp, oil, cap, mining
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 1 13/16 in x 4 in; 8.636 cm x 4.572 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8148E
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8148E
Credit Line
Mary R. Wheat
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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