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Miner’s Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 2 in x 3 in; 10.16 cm x 5.08 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-8776
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8776
Accession number:
265669
Description (Brief):
This carbide mining lamp was made by the Baldwin Company of New York City during the early 20th century. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Miner’s Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 5 in x 3 in; 17.78 cm x 12.7 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-8800A
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8800A
Accession number:
265669
Description (Brief):
This full shift carbide mining lamp was made by the Baldwin Company of New York City during the early 20th century. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Miner’s Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 6 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 16.51 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.985 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-8800B
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8800B
Accession number:
265669
Description (Brief):
This half shift carbide mining lamp was made by the Baldwin Company of New York City during the early 20th century. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 11.43 cm x 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
mining lamp
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-9798
Accession number:
066474
Catalog number:
MHI-MH-9798
Description (Brief):
This lamp is a horizontal tank Grier with an S-shaped water lever, manufactured around 1916. The Grier Brothers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania began manufacturing carbide mining lamps in 1911. Their finances took a fatal blow in 1922 when the Supreme Court ruled against them for patent infringement in Baldwin & Simmons v. Grier Brothers. By 1924, the Gem Manufacturing Company had bought the Griers' stock of mining lamps.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 9.525 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MT-311986
Catalog number:
MHI-MT-311986
Accession number:
157348
Description (Brief):
This carbide mining lamp was made by the Baldwin Company of New York City during the early 20th century. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 4 in x 2 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm x 5.715 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-MT-311987
Catalog number:
MHI-MT-311987
Accession number:
157348
Description (Brief):
This “bulging waist” carbide mining lamp was made by the Baldwin Company of New York City during the early 20th century. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit.
Location:
Currently not on view
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 6 3/4 in x 3 in x 4 in; 17.145 cm x 7.62 cm x 10.16 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-MT-311988
Catalog number:
MHI-MT-311988
Accession number:
157348
Description (Brief):
This “Half-Shift” carbide mining lamp was made by the Baldwin Company of New York City around 1908. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.985 cm x 10.16 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-MT-311989
Catalog number:
MHI-MT-311989
Accession number:
157348
Description (Brief):
This Baldwin carbide mining lamp was made by the John Simmons Company around 1915. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Miner’s Carbide Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, cap, 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-8788C
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8788C
Accession number:
265669
Description (Brief):
This carbide mining lamp was made by the Baldwin Company of New York City during the early 20th century. Acetylene gas is produced when water from the lamp's upper level encounters the calcium carbide stored in the base via a dripping mechanism. The amount of water flowing into the calcium carbide container can be controlled, with more water producing more gas and a bigger flame when the lamp is lit. The lamp would then be worn on a miner’s cap, with the reflector granting a much strong light than previous lamps.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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