Davy Flame-Safety Lamp by Ellis

YKSMM: 1991.273
Manufacturer
A. Ellis
Subject
Flame-Safety Lamp

This candle-stick Davy lamp was made by Alfred Ellis of Wakefield. This was a traditional standard Davy lamp with a hasp lock.

In certain pits, Davy lamps continued to be used up to the 1880s but were considered unsafe with increasing ventilation levels and deeper mines.

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