Davy lamp

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Davy lamp

n
(Mining & Quarrying) See safety lamp
[C19: named after Sir Humphry Davy, who invented it]
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Noun1.Davy lamp - an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)Davy lamp - an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)
kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp - a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
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Translations
Davy-lámpa

Davy lamp

n(Gruben)sicherheitslampe f
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IN a match that's been written up as international rugby at the coal-face the wonder was players didn't turn up in the press zone with blackened faces holding Davy lamps no-one dug deeper than the man wearing the number five jersey for Wales.
IN a match that's been written up as international rugby at the coal face the wonder was players didn't turn up in the press zone with blackened faces holding Davy lamps no-one dug deeper than the man wearing the number five jersey for Wales.
"Stephenson and Davy lamps went on to be widely used in collieries across the country and the world." He added: "The modern miners' lamp is an amalgamation of all three of the original inventors' lamps, with many additions and improvements."
"I recall men were digging and shovelling, going in with canaries and Davy lamps before we went in.
I know you can buy Davy lamps at car boot sales and so on for pounds 30 to pounds 60 but, as this one is so special, I'm wondering if it has some extra value?
Families will have the chance to handle museum items including replica and real miners' lamps from throughout the ages with demonstrations on how Davy lamps work.
Gordon's firm used to produce thousands of Davy lamps, used by miners to detect dangerous gases.