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Coal

Miner's Lamp

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Ayrshire pits were seen as being safe to work with unprotected naked flames. This lamp was filled with animal fat (tallow) and a wick went through the spout. The miners hooked it onto the front of their hardened caps. This one was used at the Auchenharvie pits, Stevenston. The lamp is inscribed "HAL Irvine".
Place of Production:
Irvine
Materials/Media:
copper
Dimensions:
64 x 39 x 39mm
Source:
North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
Digital Number:
NAMI001n
Copyright:
North Ayrshire Council