Reference numberMC/1/101
TitleLetter from W.E. Cochrane, 7 Allsop Place, Regent's Park, to Sir Humphry Davy, President of the Royal Society
Date31 January 1824
DescriptionSubmitting his development of a new type of lamp for the prize medal, instituted by Count Rumford, for the improvements or discoveries on heat or light. Cochrane's invention would make use of tallow oil for better quality and a lower price than fish oil lamps. Cochrane references the announcement of the Count Rumford's prize medal in 'Nicholsons Journal' [A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts].
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NA8200Davy; Sir; Humphry (1778 - 1829); chemist1778 - 1829
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