Oil-Wick Cap Lamp

Oil-Wick Cap Lamp

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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
overall: 3 3/8 in x 1 13/16 in x 4 in; 8.636 cm x 4.572 cm x 10.16 cm
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Mary R. Wheat
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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