You are currently viewing a JustRight Streamlined carbide miners lamp from Picher Oklahoma with working flint.
Picher is now a ghost town in Northeastern Oklahoma, which was once a major national center for lead & zinc mining at the heart of the Tri-state mining district. The mining began in 1913 resulting in almost a century of unrestricted subsurface excavation dangerously undermined most of Picher's town buildings and left giant piles of toxic metal-contaminated mine tailings (known as chat) heaped throughout the area.
Picher has been deemed "The Most Toxic town" in the United States.
What I have here for you is a not just a souvenir, but an actual historical souvenir that was actually used in the lead mining.
This is model 2-840 and I am dating the use of this between the 30's - 40's. Carbide lamps were used for both personal lighting and heating.
Feel free to ask me any questions, thanks for looking.
I am offering FREE Shipping on this and this is perfect for collectors of both historical and oddities, oddities because this is from "The Most Toxic Town" in the United States.
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