Early Mining Hat with Auto Lite Carbide Head Lamp Universal Lamp Co. Coal Miners Cap

Early Mining Hat with Auto Lite Carbide Head Lamp Universal Lamp Co. Coal Miners Cap

Regular price $192.00


Product Description:  Once used in the mining industry during the earlier years, this fine mining hat is made of cloth with a leather brim. By Universal Lamp Co., Springfield, Illinois, it comes with its AutoLite Carbide Brass Head Lamp and reflector which slides into the holder.  A wonderful show-piece from the early mining days.

Note:  Please refer to "Condition" for additional information

Circa:  Most likely 1930’s

Product Weight:  12 ounces

Dimensions: Overall Hat:  9" (from brim to back), Lamp: Height:  4", Reflector:  2 3/4" 

Size:  Unknown

Material:  Brass, Cloth, Leather

Colors:  Tan, Brown with Patinated Gold

Manufacture Markings: AutoLite (embossed on top of lamp), Universal Lamp Co, Springfield, IL Made in U.S.A. (incised on bottom in brass), BumperGrip Pat’d U.S.A 1,790,709 British 354,676 Canada 310,911(embossed on bottom of black ring of lamp)

Origin:  U.S.A.

Original/Reproduction:  Original

Condition:  Previously owned - used.  Condition is consistent with age and normal use.  Surface wear and discoloration in areas of hat.  Due to age, leather brim has hardened and wear around edges. A strap or additional snap clasp on back may be missing. Brass head lamp exhibits scratches, patina and light cracks in black, bottom ring.  Hinged lid on upper reservoir chamber on lamp opens and closes with no issue. Mechanism does swing/move left to right.  Lamp does slide in fairly snug into holder, although if turned upside down it may slide out.  Handle with caution.  Bottom chamber does screw open and close with no issues, although does contain calcium build up on interior.  No other testing or evaluation has been completed.  As found condition.

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