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Oil Lamp (miner's safety lamp)

Object Number: 
2010.6.9
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Brass, steel, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (24.1 x 8.3 cm)
Marks: 
Plaque stamped "PATTERSON LAMPS LTD / 118 / GATESHEAD-ON-TYNE"; Brass base stamped "PATTERSON LAMPS LTD GATESHEAD-ON-TYNE TYPE A1 APPROVED"
Description: 
Type A1 oil safety lamp with glass screen and steel chimney with air inlet holes.
Gallery Label: 
Flame safety or "Davy" lamps, invented by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1815, helped to prevent explosions caused by flames coming in contact with flammable gases in mines.
Credit Line: 
Gift in memory of Ruth S. Susswein and Rita S. Gottesman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group