Clanny's first safety lamp for mines, c 1813.

Clanny's first safety lamp for mines, c 1813.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

Replica made in 1933 by Hailwood and Ackroyd of Leeds. This safety lamp, designed by Dr William Reid Clanny (1776-1850), reduced the risk of explosions caused by 'firedamp', a gas composed mainly of methane which is found in deep mines.

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