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  1. On the Safety Lamp for Coal Miners;

    On the Safety Lamp for Coal Miners;

    with some Researches on Flame.
    First edition. A collection of Davy's researches into combustion for the design of his miner's safety lamp, with a detailed fold-out diagram of his invention. An icon of the industrial revolution, the need for a safety lamp for miners was born out of a series of explosions in coal mines, due to pockets of flammable gas known as firedamp. After some experimentation in the autumn of 1815, Davy created a prototype. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1818

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 95704

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