The invention of the safety lamp.

definition

A safety lamp is a lamp (usually an oil lamp) that is relatively safe to use in atmospheres which may contain flammable gas[1].

INVENTION

The Irish physician William Reid Clanny invented[2] the safety lamp in 1813 after trying to find a way to prevent coal-mine explosions caused by miners using flames for illumination in the presence of flammable gases and coal dust. Here is his original illustration[2] of his safety lamp:

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Here is a diagram of a section of his safety lamp:

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Here is a replica[3] of Clanny’s safety lamp:

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inventor

Here is a portrait[4] of William Reid Clanny:

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1776-1850

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sources
  1. https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/safety+lamp
  2. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rstl.1813. 0027
  3. https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/news-photo/replica- made-in-1933-by-hailwood-and-ackroyd-of-leeds-this-news- photo/90776870?adpopup=true
  4. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/26643/ william-reid-clanny-1776-1850-inventor-mining-safety-lamp

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