Miner’s Cap with Teapot Lamp

Miner’s Cap with Teapot Lamp
Cloth, metal, leather
4 x 12 x 7″
Kamm Collection 2013.88

This soft miner’s cap has a detachable metal lamp that held a wick and fuel. The oil lamp was used for illumination in coal mines from about 1850 until the 1920’s. Read more about this teapot-style lamp at the National Museum of American History’s webpages on mining lights and hats.