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
Auto-Lite on


9", 4" Lamp

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from


Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.


eHive copyright disclaimer

It is the responsibility of the eHive Account Holder to gain copyright clearance for any images or content published on eHive. If you are concerned about the copyright status for any content in eHive or would like more information on using or ordering copies of content, please contact the Account Holder of that content. For further information see our Copyright Claims page.