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Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Object Name:
Lamp, Cap, Carbide
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This mining lamp is a “Guy’s Dropper” model made by the Shanklin Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Illinois, first manufactured in 1913. The lamp is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a miner from Springfield. Frank Guy partnered with George and Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp, and the lamp saw tremendous success through World War I. The Shanklin Mfg. Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, who continued to make "Guy's Dropper."
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1978.2497.02
Accession number:
1978.2497
Catalog number:
1978.2497.02
78.2497.02
MHI-MI-1215
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 9.525 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, cap, mining
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This mining lamp is a “Guy’s Dropper” model made by the Shanklin Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Illinois, first manufactured in 1913. The lamp is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a miner from Springfield. Frank Guy partnered with George and Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp, and the lamp saw tremendous success through World War I. The Shanklin Mfg. Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, who continued to make "Guy's Dropper."
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MI-1115.1
Accession number:
1978.0288
Catalog number:
MHI-MI-1115.1
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
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Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 9.525 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, cap, mining
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This mining lamp is a “Guy’s Dropper” model made by the Shanklin Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Illinois, first manufactured in 1913. The lamp is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a miner from Springfield. Frank Guy partnered with George and Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp, and the lamp saw tremendous success through World War I. The Shanklin Mfg. Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, who continued to make "Guy's Dropper."
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MI-1115.2
Accession number:
1978.0288
Catalog number:
MHI-MI-1115.2
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This mining lamp is a “Guy’s Dropper” model made by the Shanklin Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Illinois, first manufactured in 1913. The lamp is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a miner from Springfield. Frank Guy partnered with George and Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp, and the lamp saw tremendous success through World War I. The Shanklin Mfg. Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, who continued to make "Guy's Dropper."
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7932
Accession number:
240639
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7932
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 10.795 cm x 8.255 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This mining lamp is a “Guy’s Dropper” model made by the Shanklin Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Illinois, first manufactured in 1913. The lamp is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a miner from Springfield. Frank Guy partnered with George and Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp, and the lamp saw tremendous success through World War I. The Shanklin Mfg. Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, who continued to make "Guy's Dropper."
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7934
Accession number:
240639
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7934
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 3 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, cap, mining
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This mining lamp is a “Guy’s Dropper” model made by the Shanklin Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Illinois, first manufactured in 1913. The lamp is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a miner from Springfield. Frank Guy partnered with George and Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp, and the lamp saw tremendous success through World War I. The Shanklin Mfg. Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, who continued to make "Guy's Dropper.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-8213
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8213
Accession number:
240547
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 in x 3 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
lamp, cap, carbide
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This is an Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp, produced by the Universal Lamp Company of Chicago, Illinois, around 1920. This brand was among the most popular and dependable mining lamps of the early 20th century. After acquiring Shanklin Mfg. Co. and its "Guy's Dropper" brand, the Universal Lamp Company produced two of the three largest lighting brands to survive past World War II.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MI-1071
Catalog number:
MHI-MI-1071
Accession number:
310657
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 in; 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
lamp, cap, carbide
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This is an Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp, produced by the Universal Lamp Company of Chicago, Illinois, around 1920. This brand was among the most popular and dependable mining lamps of the early 20th century. After acquiring Shanklin Mfg. Co. and its "Guy's Dropper" brand, the Universal Lamp Company produced two of the three largest lighting brands to survive past World War II.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MI-1074
Catalog number:
MHI-MI-1074
Accession number:
310664
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This is Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp was produced by the Universal Lamp Company of Chicago, Illinois, around 1920. This brand was among the most popular and dependable mining lamps of the early 20th century. After acquiring Shanklin Mfg. Co. and its "Guy's Dropper" brand, the Universal Lamp Company produced two of the three largest lighting brands to survive past World War II.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7731
Accession number:
234625
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7731
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.795 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This is an Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp, produced by the Universal Lamp Company of Chicago, Illinois, around 1920. This brand was among the most popular and dependable mining lamps of the early 20th century. After acquiring Shanklin Mfg. Co. and its "Guy's Dropper" brand, the Universal Lamp Company produced two of the three largest lighting brands to survive past World War II.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7933
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7933
Accession number:
240639
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Description (Brief):
This is an Auto-Lite Carbide Mining Lamp, produced by the Universal Lamp Company of Chicago, Illinois, around 1920. This brand was among the most popular and dependable mining lamps of the early 20th century. After acquiring Shanklin Mfg. Co. and its "Guy's Dropper" brand, the Universal Lamp Company produced two of the three largest lighting brands to survive past World War II.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7935
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7935
Accession number:
240639
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

view Phyllis Diller’s Gag File digital asset: Phyllis Diller's Gag File containing over 50,000 joke cards
Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis
Art Steel Company, Inc.
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
Joke File
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
c. 1964-1989
Description:

This beige metal cabinet is Phyllis Diller’s gag file, a categorized archive of the jokes Diller used in her stand-up comedy routines throughout her half-century long career. A small three drawer expansion of the gag file is also in NMAH’s collection (Catalog Number 2003.0289.01.02). The 48 drawers of the gag file, along with the 3 drawer expansion, contain a total of 52,569 3-by-5 inch index cards, each holding a typewritten joke or gag. These index cards are organized alphabetically by subject ranging from accessories to world affairs and covering almost everything in between.

Phyllis Diller (1917-2012) began her comedy career in the 1950s at the age of 37 and broke barriers in the comedy world to become the first solo female comic to be a household name. She developed a stage persona of an incompetent housewife and dressed in outlandish outfits with wild hair. Her material focused on self-deprecating jokes that tackled the idealized image of American mothers and homemakers. She also created many mythical personas for her stage act including her “husband” Fang, her “neighbor” Mrs. Clean, and her “mother-in-law” Moby Dick.

Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Humor
Comedians
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Negative Log Book Number 15, (83-3727 to 84-5411)

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1983
1983-1984
Summary:
Negative log book number 15, or "green book," documenting various Smithsonian museums and events. Information includes negative numbers, subjects of the photographs, persons and departments for whom the pictures were taken, dates the pictures were taken, photographers, and dates the information was entered into the log books.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-001, Negative Log Book Number 15, 1983-1984
Topic:
Photography--History
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB15]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Diary, 1937

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Alternate Title:
Diary: Far East Trip, January 12, 1937 - September 27, 1937
Collection name:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Japan
Indonesia
Sumatra
India
Thailand
India
Sudan
Egypt
China
Southeast Asia
Malaysia
Date Range:
1937
Start Date:
1937
End Date:
1937
Abstract:
William and Lucile Mann travel with the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies in 1937. William Mann collects a birds, animals and reptiles, a list and quantity of which is recorded at the end of the diary. While traveling, they meet with local officials, visit pertinent local institutions (zoos, etc). The diary is a typed account kept by Lucile Mann, arranged by date, and provides location changes; descriptions of daily activities; explanations of collecting efforts; issues with securing, caring for, and transporting them; and observations. Some specimens were collected, others purchased from collectors or governments. Lucile includes notes of interest handwritten on the backside of the typed pages. These include short stories, word definitions, and additional descriptions of events.
Topic:
Zoology
Zoos
Wild animal collecting
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
See more records associated with this person:
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
See more records associated with this expedition:
National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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