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Miner's Safety Lamp

Miner's Safety Lamp

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Description (Brief)
This Clanny-style safety lamp was manufactured by the Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America around 1890. The Davy-type gauze on the lamp's top is used to cool the flame and keep it from igniting methane gas in the mines, while the glass enclosure at the base protects the flame from strong wind gusts.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Measurements
overall: 12 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 32.385 cm x 8.89 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AG.MHI-MN-7758
catalog number
MHI-MN-7758
accession number
235037
Credit Line
Wolf Safety Lamp Company of America, Inc.
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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