Definition of Davy lamp in English:

Davy lamp

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noun

  • A miner’s portable safety lamp with the flame enclosed by wire gauze to reduce the risk of an explosion of gas.
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    • Thus was born the Davy lamp, in which the flame is surrounded by wire gauze to dissipate heat and prevent ignition of flammable gases.
    • Davy separated the flame from the gas, and his lamp later became widely used, and known as the Davy lamp.
    • The Davy lamp was fuelled by oil or naptha (lighter fluid), and the wick was contained in a metal gauze cylinder.

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