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Lamp; Post 1892; XTS.2996

Lamp; Post 1892; XTS.2996
Name/Title
Lamp
About this object
Lamp; an early style carbide lamp.

These lamps, also known as acetylene gas lamps, are simple lamps that produce and burn acetylene. They became widely used in mines after the re-invention of carbide in 1892. However, it is said that many Thames miners continued to use the traditional candle.

For more information about Thames School of Mines, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made
Post 1892
Medium and Materials
metal; glass
Measurements
33.5 x 10cm
Credit Line
Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
Lamp
Object number
XTS.2996

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