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Neil Partridge I Need A Spare Part For A Davey Lamp
Bill Parker GR6S safety lamp questions. . .
Eric Allen Protector Lamp - I can't put fuel and a wick into it.
Graham Woodley Wolf Lamp Fuel
Katrina Kennedy Patterson lamp, how does it work and how much is it worth??
Ross thanks for the information; B&Q outdoor lamp oil


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Katrina Kennedy
09 April 2005
Patterson lamp, how does it work and how much is it worth?

I have a Davy lamp and it says Patterson lamps Ltd 90 Gateshead on Tyne , on it !

I was just wondering how much would this be worth now and how does it work it has glass surrounding the flame not wire!!

Thanks
The air is drawn into the lamp through the vents in the top and through a wire gauze then down to the flame.

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Ross
17 June 2005
Flame Safety Lamps

Dear Sir,

May I thank you for bringing to my attention the fact that B&Q Outdoor Torch and Lantern Oil is suitable for use in flame safety lamps. I am currently fuelling my Lamp Safety 1A with same, and find it most convenient. I can report that the oil specified gives good results, can be a little smoky on first lighting but this has disappeared by the time one has fully assembled the lamp (this being a lamp without integral lighter/relighter).

I must state that I have very much enjoyed reading your mining history pages, particularly those with technical content such as those concerned with flame safety lamps and breathing apparatus to name two examples.

My own interest in mining and general industrial history is generally technical in nature, particularly in the areas of flameproof and intrinsically safe electrical apparatus and also in gas detection and measurements.

Best Regards,
Ross


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Graham Woodley
02 July 2005
Wolf Lamp Fuel

Hi,

I have just got a Wolf safety miners lamp and want to be sure what type of fuel to put in it.

I have had a look on your site and I guess that B&Q lantern oil would do, but I'll ask incase you know different. I know they used to use napha.

The lamp doesn't seem to have a magnet lock or a striker, but a heavy base that unscrews and that's the reservior with the felt pad and the wick. I guess I have to unscrew it to light it. When I take the bottom off, the glass and 2 gauze meshes come out too.

Any help would be appreciated,

Cheers,

Graham Woodley



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Eric Allen
05 January 2006
Protector Lamp - I can't put fuel and a wick into it

Hi

I wonder if you could help me, I have a protector lamp and it is new, but what I cannot fathom out is how to put fuel and a wick into it, I have separated the top from the bottom, but cannot see anything that will allow me to get it working. any advice that you could give me would be greatly appreciated

thank you

Eric Allen


Try:-
Protector Lamp Ltd, Lansdowne Road, Eccles, Manchester. M30 9PH. England
Email them:- dmather@protectorlamp.co.uk
Website:- www.protectorlamp.co.uk/text.htm
Tel; +44 161 789 3013 fax; +44 161 789 5294
There is also some more, limited, information on my site.


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Bill Parker [bill@gites.org.uk]
22 July 2006
GR6S safety lamp questions . . .

Hi Fionn,

I have managed to obtain a Protector Lamp GR6S - it's well-used but other than that (the occasional ding and dent) it's in superb condition.

I have cleaned it up and got it working BUT I do have a few questions I hope someone can help me with.

My questions :-

1) How do I put the lamp out!!! Winding the wick down simply produces a minimal flame - it's still alight. I had to dis-assemble it in the end.

2) How is the gas tester bung supposed to work? It seems to live in a perfectly blank brass socket. What gives? If I did spray methane gas all over it, what would happen?

3) Around the glass are six fixed struts and one that is "floating" - when disassembled it shifts up and down in it's housing a bit - what's that about then?

Some tips that might help others.

Bill Parker


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Neil Partridge
25 September 2006
I Need A Spare Part For A Davey Lamp

Hi

I have an old Davey Lamp that was my great-great-grandfathers. I'd like to restore it and use it, but have some questions. I also need a spare part (the part is missing that holds and winds the wick). Can you refer me to any websites, clubs or publications?

Thanks

Neil Partridge


You could try Protector Lamp Ltd, Lansdowne Road, Eccles, Manchester. M30 9PH. England.
Click here to Email them
VISIT THEIR LAMP ROOM BLOG FAQ FOR INFORMATION ON LAMPS
Tel; +44 161 789 3013 fax; +44 161 789 5294

Any of the Mining Museums:- http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/links.htm#museums

Pit Terminology - Glossary

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