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Mark Cartwright
by Science Museum, London
published on 16 March 2023

A Davy lamp, a safety lamp designed by Humphrey Davy (1778-1820) in 1815 for coal miners. The lamp's flame could not escape the mesh and so did not set alight dangerous gases in mine shafts. In addition, a gauge could tell a miner if such gases had built up to dangerous levels since they reduced the flame inside. (Science Museum, London)

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London, S. M. (2023, March 16). Davy Lamp. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17200/davy-lamp/

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