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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Bench seating has been built around the monument and the Davy Lamp becomes illuminated at night.
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 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.
To honour the site's mining heritage, a Davy lamp monument stands at the entrance to reflect the industry that meant so much to the town.
We've got a folk tent from the Davy Lamp folk club in Washington, which is an institution to those who know about it, we're delighted to have them involved because it caters to a broader audience.
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.
Going UNDERGROUNDHome Secretary David Blunkett with a Davy lamp presented to him at the National Coal Mining Museum
However, to honour the site's mining heritage, a Davy lamp monument stands at the entrance to reflect the coal mining industry that meant so much to the town.
The festival has been organised by Sunderland City Council with support from Phoenix Folk, the Davy Lamp Folk Club and Sunderland University.