Wheat Lamp Battery Box

Wheat Lamp Battery Box

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This is the battery box portion of a Wheat Lamp Model W cap lamp that was made by the Koehler Manufacturing Company of Marlborough, Massachusetts around 1940. The front of the battery box bears the seal of the Bureau of Mines with the text “Permissible Electric Cap Lamp, Approval No. 20.” The battery box is without its cover, cord, and cap lamp. This object belonged to mining lamp inventor Grant Wheat’s personal collection that was donated to the museum in 1962.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
battery, lamp
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 in; 18.415 cm x 13.97 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-8193
accession number
239148
catalog number
MHI-MN-8193
Credit Line
Mary R. Wheat
See more items in
Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Grant Wheat Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission is temporarily unavailable while we make improvements to the site. We apologize for the interruption. If you have a question relating to the museum's collections, please first check our Collections FAQ. If you require a personal response, please use our Contact page.