Cornwall England,Inventors,Cousin Jacks,miners,carbide safety lamp,Cornish inventors,heritage information and links,cornwallgb

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Cornish Inventor and Chemist
Sir Humphry Davy
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
The Davy Safety Lamp
Invented in Cornwall, Great Britain - 1816
by brilliant Cornish Chemist Sir Humphry Davy
 
 Cornwall England,Inventors,Cousin Jacks,miners,carbide safety lamp,Cornish inventors,heritage information and links,cornwallgb

When metal gauze is inserted between a flame and a combustible gas, the heat of the flame is absorbed and driven away, preventing the gas from exploding. This controlled burn is the basic principle of Cornish chemist Sir Humphry Davy's safety lamp, replacing miner's candle stubs worn on their rosin-hardened, felt helmets.

Cornwall England,Inventors,Cousin Jacks,miners,carbide safety lamp,Cornish inventors,heritage information and links,cornwallgb

 
 
Cornwall England,Inventors,Cousin Jacks,miners,carbide safety lamp,Cornish inventors,heritage information and links,cornwallgb
Sir Humphry Davy's statue on Market Jew street, Penzance 
 
 
 
 
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Tell a Cornish Cousin about
world famous Cornish inventor
Sir Humphry Davy

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