Miner's Carbide Lamp Cap ; Universal Lamp Co., Chicago, Illinois, T.R. Jones Co,...
Miner's Carbide Lamp CapAbout 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.Maker
Leather, Tin, Brass, CanvasInscription and Marks
T.R. Jones Co
Coal King Cap
9", 4" LampObject number
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