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Miner's safety lamp (2)

Period:
19th Century
Description:
This is a miner's lamp that was used in local pits.  Later safety lamps were based on the same principle as the "Davy" lamp.  They were the only lighting underground until electricity was installed in early years of the 20th century.
Place of Production:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Materials/Media:
metal, brass, iron, glass
Dimensions:
height 370mm, diameter 90mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0206.4
Digital Number:
SQMI003n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council