I have named this page Full Shift because the lamps here are all hand held or hang up variety. They were called Full Shift because they could be filled with 7 ounces of calcium carbide and theoretically burn for 8 hours or a full shift. In reality they didn't burn that long. The miners always carried extra carbide with them in the mines.
My collection of Full Shift lamps is small. I have not really specialized in these lamps. Someday I will have to invest a little time and money into developing this collection.
Big Boy Universal Lamp Co.
The lamp on the right is complete and looks as though it would fire up with a little cleaning. The one on the left is missing the water valve and door.
The Lamp on the left is a steel Jusrtite Acme and the one on the right is a brass standard Justrite hand lamp. Both are in fair shape.
These two old timers look like they just came out of a time capsule. There is lots of rust on the outside but looks pretty good inside. There are no holes. The lamp on the left has a aluminum reflector the other is steel. The lamp on the right is missing the striker but the left one has a spare and a hole for a third. I wonder what that was for.