Stokes Alcohol Gas-Testing Lamp

YKSMM: 1997.115
John Davis & Son (Derby)
Flame-Safety Lamp

The Stokes’ Alcohol lamp was specifically designed to test for gas. The lamp was invented in 1893 by Alfred Henry Stokes, HM Inspector of Mines at that time, and is a variation of the Ashworth Hepplewhite Gray lamp. Much like the Clowes lamp, the Stokes lamp uses dual fuels; alcohol for gas testing and oil for general lighting.

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