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Lamp, wick

Description: Four wick or sunshine lamps used by coal miners from 1900 to 1912. The wick lamp used kerosene and a paraffin like substance called sunshine. The miner would light the wick and the sunshine slowed the burning of the kerosene and prolonged illumination. Miners purchased their own paraffin and made the wicks. These lamps were worn on a miner's cap or carried. They were extremely dangerous.
Collection: Coal Town Museum
Subjects: Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies
Wick lamps
Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies
Coal -- Artifact
Business & Industry

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