Miners' safety lamp by Humphry Davy

Miners' safety lamp

Humphry Davy

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Depth 3.8cm (1.5)
Frame face 2cm (0.79in)
Depth 2.3cm (0.9in)
Model is 5ft4in or 1.62m
Model is 5'4" (1.62m)

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Miners' safety lamp

Humphry Davy

Plate 1 from the paper "On the fire-damp of coal mines, and on methods of lighting the mines so as to prevent its explosion", by Humphry Davy, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.106 (1816), pp.1-22. Safety lamp designs and details comprising figures 1-8 of the published plate, in a variant order. Figures 9-11 which appeared on the published plate are not present. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso.

Original: ink on paper. 1815

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