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    Forms of miners' safety lamp

    Date
    1817
    Creator
    Sir Humphry Davy (1778 - 1829, British) , 1st Baronet Physicist, Chemist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (drawing): 325mm
    width (drawing): 248mm
    Subject
    Description
    Plate 5 from the paper "Some new experiments and observations on the combustion of gaseous mixtures, with an account of a method of preserving a continued light in mixtures of inflammable gases and air without flame", by Humphry Davy, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.107 (1817), pp.77-85. Whole views and details of safety lamps including Davy's platinum wire refinements. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Brief instructions to the engraver are in Davy's hand: "turn upside down" and "to be separated from". Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "J Whatman 1811".
    Object history
    An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
    Associated place
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    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.8645
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