Vtg Wolf Safety Lamp Co 6.5" Carbide Miners Mining Lantern Lamp w/Handle & Hook

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Vintage Wolf Safety Lamp Co 6.5" Carbide Miners Mining Lantern Lamp w/Handle & Hook - Brass/Copper Color - Empty - Made in USA

This is a vintage carbide miners lantern lamp manufactured by the renowned Wolf Safety Lamp Company. It features a handle and hook for easy carrying and hanging.

Carbide lamps were essential for miners before the advent of electric lighting. They worked by dripping water onto calcium carbide, which produced acetylene gas to fuel the bright flame. While showing signs of age and use, the lamp has a beautiful patina. This would make an excellent addition to any mining antique or lamp collection.

Appears to be designed to be hung or held.

Approx. Dimensions: 6-1/2" T (not including handle or hook) x 3-1/8" W x 5" D w/3-3/8" Reflector

Sold as is. No warranty from the seller. No Returns.

CONDITION NOTE: Used, but in Very Good condition overall for its age. Not tested. The lantern has various nicks, dents, scratches with some surface corrosion and dust/dirt (see pictures). It opens and still has a rubber seal, but dried out (see pictures). Does not include the original box and does not include any user documentation. Please see all detailed images of this listing to know what you are purchasing!

Manufacturer Background:
The Wolf Safety Lamp Company was founded in Sheffield, England in 1912 and became a leading manufacturer of safety lamps for mining and quarrying. They purchased the business rights from Friemann and Wolf of Zwickau, Saxony, Germany in 1910. Wolf lamps were renowned for their quality and safety features, protecting miners in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Release Date/Age:
While an exact date is difficult to determine, this lamp likely dates back to the early-to-mid 20th century when carbide lamps were widely used in mining operations before being phased out in favor of electric lamps.

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NOTE: See this eBay link for more lanterns all from the same collector: https://www.ebay.com/str/quantumonlinesalesservices/Lanterns/_i.html?store_cat=43515077011