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Mining lamps

Mining lamps Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Carbide mining lamp with wick, and oil lamps.

The smaller of the coal oil lamps belonged to the grandfather of Bill Richmond. His grandfather worked for 35 years in the mines.

The other coal oil lamp and the carbide lamp belonged to Robert Brown.


George's Creek Library

One lamp belonged to James William Richmond who lent it to the George's Creek Library. The photograph was taken with Mr. Richmond's permission.


Collection Location:
Lonaconing, Maryland

Coal mines and mining, Maryland; Allegany County History; Allegany County (Md.) History, Local; Account books, Maryland, Allegany County.

Allegany County, MD; 1880-1940

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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