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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 6 in x 3 in; 18.415 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Depicted:
Thorpe, Dave. Carbide Light: The Last Flame in American Mines
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-8942
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8942
Accession number:
240639
Description (Brief):
This lamp is a Dew-R-Lite model, manufactured in the 1930's by the Dewar Manufacturing Co. of Brooklyn, New York. Dewar produced carbide mining lamps from around 1914 until it was bought by the Wolf Safety Lamp Co. in the late 1930’s. Dewar was well known for its “I-T-P” (It’s Trouble Proof), Sun Ray, and Dew-R-Lite lamp brands. This lamp is notable for its perforated reflector.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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