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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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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: 8 in x 5 in x 4 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
lamp, acetylene, mining
mining lamp
Subject:
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Work
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*062401
Catalog number:
062401
Accession number:
239748
Description (Brief):
This is a carbide mining lamp manufactured by the Friemann and Wolf Company, of Zwickau, Germany around 1910. The Friemann and Wolf Company was a prominent lamp manufacturer that exported lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German items became unpopular. Worn on a miner's cap, the reflector behind the flame cast a wide range of light, improving the miner’s peripheral vision.
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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: 12 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 10.795 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
lamp, acetylene, mining
mining lamp
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-8773
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8773
Accession number:
265669
Description (Brief):
This is a safety lamp manufactured by the Friemann and Wolf Company of Zwickau, Germany around 1910. The Friemann and Wolf Company was a prominent lamp manufacturer that exported their lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German products became unpopular. Worn on a miner's cap, the reflector behind the flame cast a wide range of light, improving the miner’s peripheral vision.
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 Safety lamp

Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
lamp, carbide, mining
mining lamp
Subject:
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
ID Number:
AG*MHI-MN-7761
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-7761
Accession number:
235037
Description (Brief):
This is a carbide mining lamp manufactured by the Friemann and Wolf Company, of Zwickau, Germany around 1910. The Friemann and Wolf Company was a prominent lamp manufacturer that exported lamps to the U.S. until World War I, when buying German items became unpopular. Worn on a miner's cap, the reflector behind the flame cast a wide range of light, improving the miner’s peripheral vision.
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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