Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector, made by J H Naylor Ltd, c. 1960

Made:
1960 in Wigan
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector, c. 1960
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J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector, c. 1960 Photographed straight on view on a white
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J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Musuem

Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector, made by J. H. Naylor Ltd, c. 1960.

The Spiralarm lamp is based on Patent 352,267 taken out in 1931 by Colin McLuckie of Wigan for a system to detect the increased temperature when the flame of the lamp heats up in the presence of methane. The design was commercialised by J. H. Naylor Ltd from the end of World War Two.

Details

Category:
Coal Mining
Collection:
Lancashire Coal Mining Collection
Object Number:
Y2002.19.176
Measurements:
320 mm 100 mm,
type:
miner's oil safety lamp
credit:
Gift of Salford Museum and Art Gallery