|Title||Drawings, miners' safety lamp by [Humphry Davy] |
|Description||Unpublished illustrations, apparently intended for the paper by Humphry Davy. 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. [November] 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.|
Created in relation to Humphry Davy's paper in Philosophical Transactions titled 'On the fire-damp of coal mines, and on methods of lighting the mines so as to prevent its explosion'.
Read to the Royal Society on 9 November 1815.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Dimensions||260x208mm and 131x203mm|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0024|
|Related records in the catalogue||PT/10/1|
|URL description||Digital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8200||Davy; Sir; Humphry (1778 - 1829); chemist||1778 - 1829|