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Reference numberPT/73/6/7
LevelItem
TitleDrawings, forms of miners' safety lamp, by [Humphry Davy?]
Date1817
DescriptionPlate 5 from the paper "Some new experiments and observations on the combustion of gaseous mixtures, with an account of a method of preserving a continued light in mixtures of inflammable gases and air without flame", by Humphry Davy, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.107 (1817), pp.77-85. Whole views and details of safety lamps including Davy's platinum wire refinements. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Brief instructions to the engraver are in Davy's hand: "turn upside down" and "to be separated from". Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "J Whatman 1811".
Extent1 item
FormatInk
Physical descriptionOn paper
Dimensions325x248mm.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8200Davy; Sir; Humphry (1778 - 1829); physicist1778 - 1829
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