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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Others think it relates to George Stephenson's Miner's Safety Lamp and was used to describe pitmen.
1903 - The Wright brothers made the first successful controlled flight in a powered 1778 - Sir Humphrey Davy, chemist and inventor of the miner's safety lamp, was born in Penzance.
The Blaydon Races painting by William Irving, the Clanny miner's safety lamp, the statuette of an Egyptian girl, the musette de cour from Morpeth, each of them and the others provide much to talk and think about.
Humphry Davy, an inventor of the miner's safety lamp, instigated the Royal Institution's lecture series ( which still take place to this day ( and also discovered the curious properties of nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
He went on to produce his miner's safety lamp and planned the Stockton and Darlington line, the world's first public railway to use steam locomotives.