Adapted Hailwood's type 01 miner's safety lamp

Made:
circa 1925 in Leeds
Hailwood's type 01 miner's lamp, with blue glass, made by Ackroyd and Best Ltd, Leeds, c.1925
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Hailwood's type 01 miner's lamp, with blue glass, made by Ackroyd and Best Ltd, Leeds, c.1925 Photographed straight on
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Hailwood's type 01 miner's lamp, with blue glass, made by Ackroyd and Best Ltd, Leeds, c.1925 Photographed on a white
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Hailwood's type 01 miner's lamp
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Musuem

Hailwood's type 01 miner's lamp, made by Ackroyd and Best Ltd, Leeds, c.1925. Adapted with blue glass for use as an air raid lamp by World War Two ARP Wardens.

This safety lamp was designed to illuminate the pitch black depths of a coal mine, but it was adapted for use above ground during the gloom of World War Two blackouts. When war broke out in 1939, manufacturer Ackroyd and Best Ltd adapted surplus miner's safety lamps with blue glass which made them harder for enemy bombers to spot from above. ARP air raid wardens carried the dim blue lamps as they patrolled Britain's blacked-out streets during air raids. It was their job to make sure no light was peeping through the curtains and shutters of homes and factories.

Details

Category:
Coal Mining
Collection:
Lancashire Coal Mining Collection
Object Number:
Y2002.19.19.1
Materials:
brass and glass
Measurements:
Overall: 250 mm 80 mm,
type:
miner's oil safety lamp
credit:
Gift of Salford Museum and Art Gallery