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Reference numberPT/73/5/2
LevelItem
TitleDrawings, miners' safety lamp, by [Humphry Davy]
Date1815
DescriptionUnpublished illustrations, apparently intended for the paper "On the fire-damp of coal mines, and on methods of lighting the mines so as to prevent its explosion", by Humphry Davy, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.106 (1816), pp.1-22. A slip of paper with safety lamp designs (recto and verso) attached to a single page of text (original pagination "21"), the latter endorsed "London Novr. 9 1815". The drawings are inscribed with proposed publication and plate details but each bears the note "cancelled". The slip (original pagination 17-18) bears the title (recto) "Fig 1 Common safe lantern" and continues (verso) with figures 2-4. Not signed. Royal Society stamp on text sheet.
Extent3p.
FormatInk
Physical descriptionOn paper
Dimensions260x208mm., and 131x203mm.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8200Davy; Sir; Humphry (1778 - 1829); physicist1778 - 1829
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