Miner's Carbide Lamp Cap ; Universal Lamp Co., Chicago, Illinois, T.R. Jones Co,...


Arnold Zlotoff Tool Museum


Miner's Carbide Lamp Cap

About this object

The Miner's Carbide Lamp Cap was an improvement to the open flame of the oil wick lamp. The carbide lamp produced acetylene gas that burned a clean white flame. Its advantages over the oil wick lamp was that it did not produce carbon monoxide, used less oxygen, and produced a brighter light. However, the carbide had to be refilled mid shift because it only lasted about four hours.


Universal Lamp Co., Chicago, Illinois


T.R. Jones Co, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Medium and Materials

Leather, Tin, Brass, Canvas

Inscription and Marks

T.R. Jones Co
Pat 4-15-24
Coal King Cap
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9", 4" Lamp

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