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  • WV3 Subject: Coal -- artifact (and)
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    • Container, brass

    • Oilcans; Metal containers; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies; Acetylene lamps;
    • This artifact is carbide container from the Universal Auto-Lite Lamp Company. This would have been used by coal miners to refill their carbide lamps.
    • Container, brass

    • Oilcans; Metal containers; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is a carbide container that would have been used by coal miners to refill carbide lamps in coal mines.
    • Lamp, safety

    • Safety lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is a safety lamp used by coal miners in coal mines. The miner's safety lamp featured an enclosed flame covered by fine impervious mesh. If the flame dimmed when the lamp was raised to the ceiling, it signaled that there was too much...
    • Lamp, safety

    • Safety lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact shows a Koehler safety lamp used by coal miners to test for gas in coal mines. The safety lamp featured an enclosed flame with a fine impervious mesh screen. If the lamp dimmed when raised to the ceiling it indicated too much gas and...
    • Lamp, safety

    • Safety lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is a tallow safety lamp used by coal miners in coal mines. The safety lamp featured an enclosed flame with a fine impervious mesh screen. If the lamp dimmed when raised to the ceiling it indicated too much gas and not enough oxygen in...
    • Lamp, safety

    • Safety lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact shows a safety lamp used by coal miners in coal mines. The safety lamp featured an enclosed flame with a fine impervious mesh screen. If the lamp dimmed when raised to the ceiling it indicated too much gas and not enough oxygen in the...
    • Container, carbide and water

    • Acetylene lamps; Containers; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is a container that held carbide and water for refilling carbide lamps. Water dripping on the carbide in the lamp produced a gas that then went to the lens. To create light the miner then lit the lamp wick.
    • Coal miner figurine

    • Coal miners in art; Figurines; Anthracite coal;
    • This artifact is a figurine of a coal miner that was hand carved out of anthracite coal. This artifact was donated by Charles A. Purcell, who was director of the Indiana Bureau of Mines in 1969.
    • Lancaster Coal Company miners' tokens

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vigo County; Tokens; Lancaster Coal Company (Terre Haute, Ind.); Andrews Mine (Vigo County, Ind.)
    • Five brass miners' tokens from the Lancaster Coal Company's Andrews Mine that operated from 1898 to 1899 and employed 25 men. The tokens in denominations of 5-10-25-50 cents and 1 dollar were used by miners to purchase goods at the company store. ...
    • Lunch pail

    • Lunchboxes; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is an aluminum lunch pail used by a coal miner to store food and water.
    • Lamp, wick

    • Wick lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies; U.S. Tool Co. (Vincennes, Ind.);
    • This artifact is a brass wick lamp manufactured by the U.S. Tool Company, Vincennes, Indiana, and used by coal miners in underground coal mines. The wick lamp used kerosene and a paraffin like substance called sunshine. The miner would light the...
    • Lamp, wick

    • Wick lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is a double spout wick lamp used by coal miners in coal mines. Note the holes on the spout of the lamp, used for air flow to keep the lamp lit. The wick lamp used kerosene and a paraffin like substance called sunshine. The miner would...
    • Lamp, wick

    • Wick lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is a double spout wick lamp manufactured by the U.S. Tool Company, VIncennes, Indiana, and used by coal miners in coal mines. The wick lamp used kerosene and a paraffin like substance called sunshine. The miner would light the wick...
    • Lamp, wick

    • Wick lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is a double spout wick lamp used by coal miners in underground mines. 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...
    • Lamp, wick

    • Wick lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vigo County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • This artifact is a wick lamp used by coal miners in coal mines. This particular lamp was made to use solid fuel or nacowax. The wick lamp used kerosene and a paraffin like substance called sunshine. The miner would light the wick and the sunshine...

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