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Vintage Koehler 209 permissible Miners Safety Lamp

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Posted 6 years ago


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This lamp came from Mulga Coal Company in Bessemer, Alabama in the mid 80's, its made by KOEHLER and when the mine closed down in 1984 this lamp followed someone home.


  1. DMK678 DMK678, 6 years ago
    I Wish A Lamp Like That Would Follow Me Home Some Day.
    Thanks For Sharing.
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    These are called "Mine Safety Lamp". They were not used for light, they were fueled by Naptha and were kept at various sites in the mine where people were working as a safety measure, like the canary in the old days, if this light went out then the workers knew to get out because oxygen levels were too low. They were still used by the Navy in the 1960's when men needed to go into areas that had been sealed off or contaminated.
  3. YardSaleMama YardSaleMama, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the information Pop_abides.
  4. YardSaleMama YardSaleMama, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the comments.
  5. 194jbill, 6 years ago
    I have two of these inused but good condition.What would their value be?
  6. YardSaleMama YardSaleMama, 6 years ago
    Thanks Mark
  7. YardSaleMama YardSaleMama, 6 years ago
    Thank you officialfuel
  8. dawn vickroy, 6 years ago
    i have recently seen a permissable safety light an was wondering about the age an worth,,,an how to operate it,,,
  9. dawn, 6 years ago
    i finally found the exact same light on a web page an it is worth around 75$ thanks for all the info,,,
  10. Shirley, 6 years ago
    I have a permissible safety lamp #203 by Koehler Mfg. Co. and I am trying to find someplace where I might be able to get the entire striker mechanism. If there is anyone who could help me I would appreciate it very much. I actually had it going then the coil type spring in the mechanism broke.
  11. Robert1966, 5 years ago
    I have two of these unused mint condition. I bought them in Alabama and was told they came from a ship in the 1950's and were never used. I paid $40.00 for the pair

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