Safety-Lamp Keeper

Repair and issue lamps used underground by miners.

What does a Safety-Lamp Keeper do?

Repairs and issues electric lamps and safety lamps used underground by miners: Cleans lamps and batteries, using rags and steel wool. Inspects lamps and replaces defective or worn parts, such as cables, bulbs, wicks, and batteries. Tests batteries to determine strength, using testing device. Inserts batteries into electric charger to restore charge. Fills battery cells with chemicals and distilled water, and fills safety lamp reservoirs with fuel. Keeps record of lamps issued to mine personnel.