A carbide miner's lamp consisting of a reservoir for holding fuel (A) that screws into the main part of the lamp (B). The reservoir has screw threads at the top and a rubber 'O' ring to seal it. The main part of the lamp has a large circular reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fu…
Guy's Dropper Lamp model is named after its inventor, Frank Guy, a Springfield Illinois miner. Guy partnered with Edgar Shanklin to produce this lamp. Shanklin Manufacturing Co. was sold to the Universal Lamp Company in 1932, and they continued to make this model. Source: National Museum of American History item record for 1978.2497.02
A carbide miner's lamp consisting of a reservoir for holding fuel (A) that screws into the main part of the lamp (B). The reservoir has screw threads at the top and a rubber 'O' ring to seal it. The main part of the lamp has a large circular reflector, inside which is a spigot for releasing the fuel and a flint. On the top of the main part of the lamp is a flip top lid for refueling and a piece of wire that swivels. Inscribed on top of the lamp is 'Guy's Dropper/On/Off/Pat. 5-2-12 5-26-14 9-19-16 11-2-20 2-10-25 7-21-25'. Inscribed on the bottom of part A (resevoir) is MANUF'D BY/ SHANKLIN MFG. CO./ SPRINGFIELD, ILL/ USA
History Of Use
Miner's carbide lamps were a great advance over oil lamps and candles. this type of lamp in common use by 1905 provided a bright light. It was also much safer and healthier for the miners as it did not produce any carbon monoxide and very little carbon dioxide
Dates based on Madison Plow Company operations, as per http://www.historicmadison.org/Madison%27s%20Past/Places/Walking%20Tours/IndustrialTour2.html (accessed November 2017).
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
History Of Use
G70 wrench is listed in Madison Plow Company for their wood and steel frame transplanters, cultivators, planters, and disc harrows. It is only one of two wrenches that have been attributed to the Madison Plow Company. (Source: http://www.wrenchingnews.com/sell-page/sell.html, accessed November 2017).