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  Ashmead Elkhorn II Back.jpg - ASHMEAD ELKHORN II - Brass lamp, marked ELKHORNPAT. 12-9-13, 5-3-21 on top, marked MANUF’D BY ASHMEAD  MFG CO ASHLAND, KY, on bottom, ca. 1924-26, early hard-to- find double concave reflector, adjustable water feed with knurled wheel and cap braces  (The Ashmead Manufacturing Co. marketed two brands of carbide cap lamps, the Elkhorn as shown here and the Buddy.  The Elkhorn was their first lamp and produced in both brass and nickel plate and in both a cap and superintendent style lamp.  Sometime later, they produced the Buddy lamp.  The two lamps were not produced at the same time.  The retail price was one dollar with the nickel plate adding an additional 25 cents.  The Ashmead Manufacturing Co. was started sometime during World War I with Ben Williamson as president.  They bought the Meyer and Philip Stein patent of May 3, 1921 for water feed improvements and incorporated those features into the Elkhorn.  Later in 1929, Williamson was awarded patent #1,716,809 for improvements incorporated into the Buddy lamp.  Located in Ashland, KY, the company ceased operations in 1933.  See Clemmer, American Miner's Carbide Lamps, p 62)  
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Ashmead Elkhorn II Back | ASHMEAD ELKHORN II - Brass lamp, marked ELKHORN PAT. 12-9-13, 5-3-21 on top, marked MANUF’D BY ASHMEAD MFG CO ASHLAND, KY, on bottom, ca. 1924-26, early hard-to- find double concave reflector, adjustable water feed with knurled wheel and cap braces (The Ashmead Manufacturing Co. marketed two brands of carbide cap lamps, the Elkhorn as shown here and the Buddy. The Elkhorn was their first lamp and produced in both brass and nickel plate and in both a cap and superintendent style lamp. Sometime later, they produced the Buddy lamp. The two lamps were not produced at the same time. The retail price was one dollar with the nickel plate adding an additional 25 cents. The Ashmead Manufacturing Co. was started sometime during World War I with Ben Williamson as president. They bought the Meyer and Philip Stein patent of May 3, 1921 for water feed improvements and incorporated those features into the Elkhorn. Later in 1929, Williamson was awarded patent #1,716,809 for improvements incorporated into the Buddy lamp. Located in Ashland, KY, the company ceased operations in 1933. See Clemmer, American Miner's Carbide Lamps, p 62) Download Original Image
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