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IMAGE number
XOS1766096
Title
Safety lamps designed by Humphry Davy for use by miners
Artist
Basire, James, the younger (1769-1822) / British
Description
Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) refused to patent the safety lamp and its invention led to his being awarded the Rumford medal in 1816
Location
Private Collection
Medium
gravure
Date
1816
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • coal mine
  • coal mining
  • davy lamp
  • engraving
  • explosions
  • george stephenson
  • iron gauze
  • lamp
  • light
  • methane
  • mining
  • royal society
  • safety
  • science
  • technology
  • wire gauze

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