London, United Kingdom
19th Century Safety Lamps, Artwork
Library Of Congress
Photograph - Photograph
19th Century safety lamps. Historical artwork showing a collection of safety lamps designed by the British Chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) for use by miners. These lamps were designed so that they wouldn't ignite the methane gas present in mines. Published 1816.
May 2nd, 2013
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