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A forged iron candle holder. The candle is held next to a horizontal piece of iron in the shape of a needle. From the middle of the needle-shaped piece rises a vertical piece with a hook on the end. Concurrent with the use of whale oil, is the use of candles. This candle holder persisted in many places long after other fuels were available. Called a miner's lamp, it was used by miners to light their work. The spike was jammed into the wall of the mine. Other workers may also have used this type of lamp. American Communities in History; Communities and Geography; How we learn about communities; Whaling Slide Show; Inventions Multimedia Time Line; School Museum; Introduction of artifacts as a primary source; What's That Relic?; Settling in the Midwest 16 History; 18 Social Systems; 13 Science, Technology and Society
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
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