Oldham Electric Hand Lamp

Oldham Electric Hand Lamp

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Description
This is an Oldham Hewers electric hand lamp manufactured by Oldham & Son Ltd. of Denton, Manchester, England during the 1930s. The lamp consists of a lower metal bonnet that slid over the lamp’s battery, and a light bulb at the top that is encased in a ridged glass cylinder. Museum records indicate that this lamp was presented to electric cap lamp inventor Grant Wheat by Mr. Harry Holt, in 1935. Oldham & Son was a large battery manufacturer in England who licensed Grant Wheat’s electric lamp designs in 1935 for manufacture and distribution in the United Kingdom.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, hand, mining
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8136
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8136
Credit Line
Mary R. Wheat
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Grant Wheat Collection
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

Blamed by some at the Inquest into the Cwm Marine Colliery, Monmouthshire for the explosion in 1927. However there was no evidence to prove the assertion.

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