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Miner's Carbide Lamp

Object Name:
Lamp, Cap, Carbide
mining lamp
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
1978.2497.02
Accession number:
1978.2497
Catalog number:
1978.2497.02
78.2497.02
MHI-MI-1215
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
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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: 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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MI-1115.1
Accession number:
1978.0288
Catalog number:
MHI-MI-1115.1
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
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MI-1115.2
Accession number:
1978.0288
Catalog number:
MHI-MI-1115.2
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
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7932
Accession number:
240639
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7932
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
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7934
Accession number:
240639
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7934
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
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-8213
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8213
Accession number:
240547
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
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MI-1071
Catalog number:
MHI-MI-1071
Accession number:
310657
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
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MI-1074
Catalog number:
MHI-MI-1074
Accession number:
310664
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
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7731
Accession number:
234625
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7731
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
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7933
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7933
Accession number:
240639
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
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

Miner's Carbide Lamp

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
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7935
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7935
Accession number:
240639
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
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Visitor Tag(s):

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