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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I know you can buy Davy lamps at car boot sales and so on for pounds 30 to pounds 60 but, as this one is so special, I'm wondering if it has some extra value?
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
A lantern parade was held in Heaton Park, Newcastle, last week in memory of the 34 boys who died alongside 41 men in the Heaton Main Pit disaster of 1815, where it's said the Davy lamp was used for the first time in the attempted rescue.
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.
Her work, which is displayed on both platforms, has been inspired by a range of local places including the former Hebburn Colliery to the Reyrolle factory and historic Hebburn Hall as well as the traditional miners' Davy lamp.
In 1815, Sir Humphry Davy invented what was to become the iconic miner's lamp: the Davy lamp. The Davy lamp is a wick lamp made of metal, with the flame enclosed inside a mesh screen.
"But this fantastic response means we need extra time to engrave all the names and complete the construction." 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.
Going UNDERGROUNDHome Secretary David Blunkett with a Davy lamp presented to him at the National Coal Mining Museum
The Canadian is at Cramlington's Clef & Cask on Tuesday night and then at Washington's Davy Lamp folkclub on November 15.