Early miner's oil safety lamp

Made:
1870-1890 in Lancashire
Early miner's oil safety lamp, davey type..Photographed straight on view on a white background.

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Early miner's oil safety lamp, davey type..Photographed straight on view on a white background.
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Lancashire Davy lamp, maker unknown, about 1870s.

This is a typical Lancashire Davy lamp. Very similar lamps were made by many local makers making them difficult to attribute when unmarked. It probably dates to the the 1870s.

Details

Category:
Coal Mining
Collection:
Lancashire Coal Mining Collection
Object Number:
Y2002.19.664
type:
miner's oil safety lamp
credit:
Gift of Salford Museum and Art Gallery