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Miner's Lamp; Duck Lamp

Description: Rusted iron lamp, similar to a 'fitters' waste lamp, with a cylindrical body and a long narrow spout and a handle for hanging it up. From the Laxey mines.

The Laxey mines chiefly produced lead and zinc ore, which were in high demand in Victorian Britain. Zinc in particular is a component of brass. The Laxey mines at their height were the chief producers of this metal in the British Isles.

Measurements: overall: 16.5 x 26 x 7.5 cm

Materials: Iron

Object name: duck lamp

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1963-0128


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