Davy Lamp 200th Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
The Davy lamp is a safety lamp for use in flammable atmospheres, invented in 1815 by Sir Humphry Davy. It consists of a wick lamp with the flame enclosed inside a mesh screen. It was created for use in coal mines, to reduce the danger of explosions due to the presence of methane and other flammable gases, called firedamp or minedamp. The news about Davy's lamp was made public at a Royal Society meeting 3 November 1815 and the paper describing the lamp was formally presented on 9 November.

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The Davy lamp is a safety lamp for use in flammable atmospheres, invented in 1815 by Sir Humphry Davy. It consists of a wick lamp with the flame enclosed inside a mesh screen. It was created for use in coal mines, to reduce the danger of explosions due to the presence of methane and other flammable gases, called firedamp or minedamp. The news about Davy's lamp was made public at a Royal Society meeting 3 November 1815 and the paper describing the lamp was formally presented on 9 November.