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    • Lamp, wick

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Wick lamps; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies;
    • 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...
    • Pickaxe heads

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Axes; Mine tools;
    • Five steel pickaxe heads.
    • Lamp, carbide

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Acetylene lamps; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Justrite Manufacturing Company;
    • Three carbide lamps used by coal miners. The lamps on the left and right were manufactured by the Justrite Manufacturing Company.
    • Lamp, carbide

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Acetylene lamps; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies;
    • Four carbide lamps used by coal miners between 1912 and the 1930s. Water dripping on the carbide in the lamp produced a gas that went to the lens. To create light the miner then lit the lamp wick. Miners purchased their own carbide for...
    • Tongs

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools; Tongs;
    • A pair of steel blacksmith tongs.
    • Lamp, safety

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Safety lamps;
    • This safety lamp belonged to John Richmond. 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 mine.
    • Cap, cloth with wick lamp

    • Caps (Headgear) ; Wick lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A cloth miner's cap with a metal latch and a wick or sunshine lamp.
    • Naphtha soap

    • Coal -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Cosmetics & soap;
    • A bar of soap with "P and G The White Naphtha Soap" inscribed on it.

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