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Antique Carbide Lamps & Safety Lamps

Past Sales Archive

This is just a sample of the many mining related antiques & collectibles we have sold.
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Carbide Mining LampsCarbide Lamp Collection  Here is an interesting grouping of mining related Carbide Lights and a couple other mining related lights for use in mines back near the turn of the century.  The two "Davey" style lamps are included in this collection because they are the only ones I have ever bought that I felt were early enough or different enough from the standard ones that I always see available.  I have split the mining related collections into 4 distinct groups to keep buying these groups more manageable.  There are significant discounts offered for quantity purchases of these different groupings, and premiums to be paid if there is just one item that you want to buy out of the group.  The different groupings will include the Oil wicks, my Carbide Lamps and other lighting devices, the Candlestick selection I have gathered over the years, and finally the dynamite cap tins that I have available.  I do have a couple Dynamite boxes listed for sale back on the main site at the Misc. Category Page found here as well as a few pairs of dynamite related pliers .  I am looking to sell each of these groupings as a whole instead of going through the trouble of finding individual buyers for each object.  I believe that I have them priced attractively enough to make this happen.  We shall see.......

Good + . . . . . SOLD!




SUN-RAY Carbide Mining Lamp "SUN-RAY" Carbide Mining Lamp   This brass Sun-Ray Carbide mining lamp is a pretty hard to find carbide mining lamp.   This lamp can be found with a number of different variations that could be ordered.  This example has a very distinctive ribbed reflector.  It also has the cap bracket that doubles as a brace for the reflector.  There is a lot of patent info stamped on the base, as well as the parent company name Dewar.  The SunRay Carbide miners light / lamp is in great condition and will make a great addition to the mine light display or mining collection.

Excellent  . . . . .$350.00             SOLD!




Auto-Lite Carbide Miners LampAuto-Lite Carbide Miners Lamp   This carbide fired miners lamp is equipped with the clip to allow it to fasten to a hard shell cap.  There is also a flint holder / striker attached.   A nice looking lamp, in great condition ready for display.  

Excellent . . . . .$35.00             SOLD!






The Baldwin Lamp Carbide Mining Lamp"The Baldwin Lamp" Carbide Mining Lamp   Baldwin made a nice looking lamp with its pinched waist and funnel like top design.  This one is nickel plated and has twin folding handles to carry it by hand.  It has some minor dents and dings.  All in all a pretty nice example.

Good+  . . . . . $125.00            SOLD!





X-RAY Carbide Mining Lamp"X-RAY" #187 Carbide Mining Lamp   A nice looking, hard to find carbide miners light / lamp for the mine light display or mining collection.  Note the reflector bracket design.  The top is marked Patented, and the name X-Ray is written across the bottom.  This style lamp was produced for a very short period, and is in top shelf collector condition.  Opportunity!!

Excellent  . . . . .$800.00             SOLD!





Vintage Carbide Light / LampSquarelite Carbide Lamp This is an unusual and hard to find carbide lamp.  It is marked with name and patent info on the top and side.   It looks to be in nice overall condition with normal wear & tear. 

Good +  . . . . .  $650.00     SOLD!!







Auto-Lite Nickel Plated Carbide Miners LampAuto-Lite Nickel Plated Carbide Miners Lamp   This nickel plated carbide fired Auto-Lite miners lamp is in super condition.  It is an earlier patent pending version with the set screw tightened reflector. It has a cap bracket, and the striker is good. Note the knurled base as well. The inside is clean and damage free.  This early style is a much harder to find variant than the typical later model.   A nice looking carbide lamp, in great condition ready for the mining light collection display.  

Excellent . . . . .$150.00            SOLD!





Miner's Hard Hat w/ Guy's Dropper Carbide Mining LampMiner's Hard Hat w/ Guy's Dropper Carbide Mining Lamp   The hard hat still has the mine certification sticker in it.  The Guy's Dropper lamp is in super condition.  A nice set-up.

Excellent  . . . . .$195.00           SOLD!





Dew-R-Lite TIP Carbide Miners Lamp by DewarDew-R-Lite TIP Carbide Miners Lamp by Dewar    Larger carbides like this with handles are called hand-helds and were typically used by inspectors or superintendants and the like.  The Dewar Co out of Brooklyn NY marked their lamps with the letters TIP which stands for Its Trouble Proof   A nice looking lamp for display in the mine related collection.  

Good+ . . . . .$75.00           SOLD!!







ITP Carbide Mining LampITP Dewar Carbide Mining Lamp   This is a superintendent / supervisors size nickel plated carbide lamp with the logo ITP  "Its Trouble Proof"  Sometimes read and seen as TIP.  The condition is nice. 

Excellent  . . . . .$95.00        SOLD!!









Auto-Lite Carbide Miners LampAuto-Lite Carbide Miners Lamp   This brass Auto-Lite carbide fired miners lamp is an earlier patent pending version with the set screw tightened reflector.  Note the knurled base as well.  This early style is a much harder to find variant than the typical later model.   A nice looking lamp, in great condition ready for display.  

Excellent . . . . .$125.00            SOLD!








John Simmons #209 Pioneer Carbide Miners Lamp John Simmons #209 Pioneer Carbide Miners Lamp   This carbide fired miners lamp has the name Baldwin and a couple of patent dates on the top, but it is a John Simmons / Pioneer lamp.  It has a steel reflector and folding superintendant handles.  A nice looking lamp, in great condition ready for display.  

Excellent . . . . .$245.00           SOLD!








ZAR Carbide Miners LampZAR Carbide Miners Lamp   This is a pretty hard to find carbide mining lamp.  They were only made for a few years, and this looks to be one of the later models with the name incised into the top and various patents on the side.   These carbide lamps were associated with both Simmons, and Baldwin as the era of carbides was drawing to a close.    A nice looking lamp showing some dents dings and wear, but nice enough for display in the mine related collection.  

Good+ . . . . .$795.00            SOLD!







Victor Carbide Mining LampVictor Carbide Mining Lamp   A nice looking, hard to find carbide miners light / lamp for the mine light display or mining collection.  Note the reflector bracket design.  The top is marked Patented, and the name X-Ray is written across the bottom.  This style lamp was produced for a very short period, and is in top shelf collector condition.  Opportunity!!

Excellent  . . . . .$295.00            SOLD!







Hansen Force Feed Carbide Mining LampHansen "Force Feed" Carbide Mining Lamp   This Hansen Mfg. Co. of Chicago Ill. Miners Carbide Lamp is a very hard to find carbide miners light / lamp.  It will make for a great addition to the mine light display or mining collection.

A fellow named Augie Hansen was the designer / maker of this unusual carbide mining lamp. He began his career working for the Justrite mining light company and left their employ to strike out on his own during the early teens.  He held a number of different patents related to carbide lamps and mine lighting and was working toward producing the best design possible but did not foresee other developments in mine lighting that brought an end to the endeavor.  He produced a few different designs of lamps as he was improving and refining his basic design.  All in limited numbers.  This model is I believe one of the later ones and includes a very well designed reflector bracket system, an unusual built in striker design, as well as the distinguishing raised basket weave design of the base canister.

This style lamp was produced for a very short period, and is in excellent top shelf un-cleaned collector condition.  There is no major damage or dents and everything appears to be operable and correct. I see no cracks or other damage.  A very nice, and rare carbide lamp.   Opportunity!!

Excellent  . . . . .$1295.00            SOLD!!





Buddy Carbide Mining Lamp"Buddy" Carbide Mining Lamp   The Buddy carbide lamp by Ashmead is a nice looking, hard to find carbide miners light / lamp.   The patent is from 1921, and pretty late in the scheme of things.  The segmented base design is very distinctive and gives this lamp a great look.  The adjustable feed lever on the top is upgraded from the typical.    This carbide lamp will be a nice addition to the mine light display or mining collection. 

Excellent  . . . . .$225.00            SOLD!





SUN-RAY Carbide Mining Lamp "SUN-RAY" Carbide Mining Lamp   This brass Sun-Ray Carbide mining lamp is a pretty hard to find carbide mining lamp.   This lamp can be found with a number of different variations that could be ordered.  This example has a very distinctive ribbed reflector.  It also has the cap bracket that doubles as a brace for the reflector.  There is a lot of patent info stamped on the base, as well as the parent company name Dewar.  The SunRay Carbide miners light / lamp is in great condition and will make a great addition to the mine light display or mining collection.

Excellent  . . . . .$350.00           SOLD




Justrite Carbide Lamp in Original BoxJustrite Carbide Lamp in Original Box   This carbide fired lamp is NOS.  The box shows some wear & tear from being shuffled about on the shelf, but the light is mint. 

Good . . . . .$95.00            SOLD!







Vintage Carbide Light / LampJustrite Carbide Lamp This lamp looks to be in nice overall condition noting the hook area repair / solder job. 

Good +  . . . . .  $55.00   SOLD!!






Vintage Carbide Light / LampJustrite Carbide Lamp Unusual nickel plated lamp  It looks to be in nice overall condition w/ minor ding. 

Good +  . . . . .  $55.00   SOLD!!







Vintage Carbide Light / Lamp"No Name" Carbide Lamp The  It looks to be in nice overall condition. 

Good +  . . . . .  $45.00   SOLD!!






Justrite Carbide Lantern / LampJustrite #12 Carbide Mining Lantern / Lamp The name and patent info are stamped onto the body.  It looks to be in nice overall condition noting the repair to the lower body using solder. 

Good +  . . . . .  $85.00      SOLD!!





Vintage Carbide Light / LampJustrite Carbide Lamp This has a large reflector and butterfly handle   Nice!! 

Good +  . . . . .  $25.00      SOLD!!







Vintage Carbide Light / LampITP / It's Trouble Proof Carbide Lamp The  It looks to be in nice overall condition. 

Good +  . . . . .  $95.00     SOLD!!








Vintage Carbide Light / LampJustrite Carbide Lamp Large Superintendents lamp.  Dents & Dings.   

Good -  . . . . .  $10.00        SOLD!!








Vintage Carbide Light / LampAutolite Nickeled Carbide Lamp

Good +  . . . . .  $50.00       SOLD!!







Vintage Carbide Light / LampJustrite Carbide Lamp Dents and dings.

Good   . . . . .  $20.00       SOLD!!








Vintage Carbide Light / LampAutolite Carbide Lamp This looks to be in nice overall condition. 

Good +  . . . . .  $30.00       SOLD!!







Vintage Carbide Light / LampAutolite Carbide Lamp This looks to be in nice overall condition. 

Good +  . . . . .  $30.00       SOLD!!






Vintage Carbide Light / LampJustrite Carbide Lamp Dented and well used.

Good +  . . . . .  $20.00       SOLD!!







Wolf Baby Miners Safety LampWolf "Baby" Miners Safety Lamp  This unusually small miners light was made by the Wolf Safety Lamp Co of America. It is made of Aluminum and stands just about 7" tall which is much shorter than the standard size model safety lamps. The overall condition is nice noting one small dent and the owner scratched initials in the lower portion. (see pic) The glass is original and marked Wolf.  A very hard to find Mining Lamp!!

Good . . . . .  $550.00     SOLD!!





Miners Davey Safety LampMiners Koehler Safety Lamp  A nice looking miners safety "Davey" lamp for the display.

Good . . . . .$65.00                   SOLD!











American Safety Lamp & Mine Supply Company of Scranton PA / Safety LampAmerican Safety Lamp & Mine Supply Company of Scranton PA / Safety Lamp   This Davy style safety lamp is marked differently on the cap than the mining light of the same basic design seen above.  This American Safety Lamp & Mine Supply Company Miners lamp has been cleaned, and is in very nice overall condition.   A nice looking lamp ready for display or the mine related collection.  

Excellent . . . . .$295.00            SOLD!









Hughes Brothers / Scranton PA Safety LampHughes Brothers / Scranton PA Safety Lamp   This miner's safety lamp is marked with the Hughes Bros. name and Scranton PA location around the base.   The bottom is a pinched waist design, and that area is engraved with a fellows name in a flowing cursive script.  The overall condition of this mining light is very nice  It stands approx 10" tall    This early Hughes Brothers of PA mining light / safety lamp has been carefully cleaned and is ready for display in the mining related collection.  

Excellent . . . . .$395.00            SOLD!









George Stephenson Safety Lamp / Mining LightGeorge Stephenson "Geordie" Safety Lamp / Mining Light   The only marking on this unusual mining lamp is J C B in a triangle on the lip by the top bonnet.  I could find no reference to that in Pohs book.   Inside the base it is stamped with the number 11 on two parts.   I believe this to be a George Stephenson design miners safety lamp from the mid 19th century.  It is a design that was first developed in the early 19th century by George Stephenson who is also famous for his work involving Steam trains or locomotives. George Stephenson is one of the 3 big names in the early development of miners safety lamps along with Davy and Clanny.

It seems all three were working to find a solution to the problem of explosive gases found in mines and mining lights that could  ignite those gases with open flames used in other designs like candles, oil wick mine lights or other mine lighting designs.  Stephenson's idea did not gain as widespread acceptance or use as Davy's idea, and are considered rarer than more commonly found makes or designs.  In his book Henry Pohs devotes an entire chapter to Stephenson and this style lamp but never pictures this exact one, or shows a good pic of the inner workings. I could not find any examples of this lamp at some of the internet sites dealing with safety lamps either.

I am no expert, but my understanding of the the idea that is different from the Davy or Clanny designs is the way the design allowed air to pass through the upper / inner housing inside the gauze / wire mesh. (see pic showing inside of base). Pohs also makes reference to the closed bonnet design being different.  These design ideas were such that the flame inside the lamp was protected in such a way as to not allow it to ignite the gaseous air outside the gauze / wire enclosure.  Inside there is a copper or brass tube with perforations that can slide up and down.  i have been told that there is a missing glass tube that this would fit on.  I do not know.   A rare and early mining / safety lamp in very nice condition.   Ready for the mine light collection and display.
 

Excellent . . . . .$2295.00            SOLD!!



Koehler #209 Permissible Safety LampKoehler #209 Permissible Safety Lamp   This  #209 miners safety lamp by Koehler of Marlboro Mass in in near mint unfired condition.   It is a  nice looking safety lamp ready for display in the mining collection.  

Excellent . . . . .$95.00            SOLD!!










Vintage Carbide Light / LampWolf Aluminum Carbide Safety Lamp   Used, but OK. 

Good   . . . . .  $65.00         SOLD!!











Hughes Brothers Clanny Style Safety LampHughes Brothers Clanny Style Safety Lamp   This miner's safety lamp is marked with the Hughes name and Scranton PA location around the base.   The overall condition of this mining light is very good.  The glass is good, and it seems to be operable.  It stands approx 10" tall  This early Hughes Brothers of PA mining light / safety lamp has been cleaned and is ready for display in the mining related collection.  

Excellent . . . . .$295.00            SOLD








Wolf Safety LampWolf Safety Lamp   This  Davy style miners safety lamp by Wolf of NY is in super cleaned condition.   It is a  nice looking miners safety lamp ready for display in the mining related or other collection.  

Excellent . . . . .$100.00            SOLD!











Hughes Brothers Scranton PA Vest Pocket Safety LampHughes Brothers Scranton PA Miniature "Vest Pocket" Safety Lamp   This miniature Hughes Brothers style safety lamp is commonly referred to as the "vest pocket" model.  Some people have called them salesman samples as well. The dia. of the base is just 1 1/2" and it stands approx 4" tall.  ( See the last pic to see it next to a regular size lamp.) The base on this lamp is clearly marked with the Hughes Brothers name and Scranton PA location as can be seen in the pics.  The overall condition is second to none.   This is one of the rarest and hardest to find of all safety lamps, large or small.

The Pohs book has pictures of a few similar sized lamps from the Tony Moon collection, but this exact style or type is not pictured. . A similar lamp can be seen on a website about safety lamps but that one is unmarked with the maker or location name.  That example is said to have originated from Larry Clicks collection.   Those were the only ones I could find reference to on the internet or in the references I have..

A opportunity that only presents itself occasionally.  Highly recommended!!

Excellent . . . . .$2795.00            SOLD!


American Safety Lamp of Scranton PAAmerican Safety Lamp & Mine Supply Company of Scranton PA / Safety Lamp   This Davy style safety lamp / mining light is marked on the cap with the initials A. S. L. & M C and around the base with the American Safety Lamp & Mine Supply Company name spelled out.  The cap is also stamped with a mine or other location name, and a number.  I do not recognize the second name / initials there..  This miners lamp stands just under 10" tall.   A nice looking mining lamp with good patina.  

Good . . . . .$200.00            SOLD!









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This is just a sample of the many antiques & collectibles we have sold.
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We can help you sell quality Mining Related Antiques Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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