Davy lamp


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Davy lamp

[′dā·vē ‚lamp]
(mining engineering)
An early safety lamp with a mantle of wire gauze around the flame to dissipate the heat from the flame to below the ignition temperature of methane.
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The Davy lamp had been newly invented by Sir Humphry; with the iron gauze screen enclosing the wick meaning meant it could be used safely down coal mines.
the Davy lamp Corrie's Deirdre & Ken and the autographed bottle of bubbly
Loud: Pro-Tibet demonstrators show their anger; Thai touchdown: The flame arrives in Bangkok yesterday; Burning desire: Bosses Sandy Dow, left, and Kenny Pullar show off the old Davy lamp
Bench seating has been built around the monument and the Davy Lamp becomes illuminated at night.
My grandfather betrothed me the Davy lamp from his retirement after working in mining for five decades in the Rhondda mines, with my ancestors having moved to Wales to Birmingham.
Balancing act Johnny Ball keeps youngsters entertained at the National Coal Mining Museum LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Johnny demonstrates a miner's Davy lamp to two young pupils A pounds 1m extension to the National Coal Mining Museum near Grange Moor was opened yesterday.
The Canadian is at Cramlington's Clef & Cask on Tuesday night and then at Washington's Davy Lamp folkclub on November 15.
He contributed major safety investments to mining coal, such as the introduction of the Davy Lamp and the keeping of records of ventilation and flood prevention.
The Birch Coppice Miners Memorial will stand over 10ft high, topped off with a 6ft replica of the famous Davy lamp used by underground workers.
The memorial, standing more than 10ft high and topped off with a 6ft tall replica of the famous Davy lamp used by underground workers, will be located close to the entrance to Birch Coppice Business Park.
The items, which also include a piece of turf from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and a miner's helmet and Davy lamp from the Big Pit museum in Blaenavon, are among 250 on display in an interactive maze at the Tate Modern to mark the lottery's milestone birthday on Saturday.