Davy Lamp

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Science Museum, London
published on 16 March 2023
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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. The safety lamp saved many lives and miners became dependent on it.

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