Davy Lamp

Arthur Koole

Gin Gin, Australia

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The Davy lamp is a safety lamp with a wick and oil vessel burning originally a heavy vegetable oil, devised in 1815 by Sir Humphry Davy. It was created for use in coal mines, allowing deep seams to be mined despite the presence of methane and other flammable gases,

This one Photographed at The State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi Victoria

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