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Robert Longworth Wolf Type FS Safety Lamp Goes Out With Two Gauzes
Stan Clark I have lost my striker and would so much like to re-light my lamp
Barry Hall Wanted Info About My Grandfathers Patterson and Co. Type B7 OR 37 Lamp
Ian Payne Where can I get a lamp wick?
Eric Jessop Eccles Safety Lamp Type 6 - How Do I Re-new The Flint?
Pam Koprivnikar
Where can I purchase a flint for a Wolf Safety Lantern?


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Robert Longworth
12 April 2010
Wolf Type FS Safety Lamp Goes Out With Two Gauzes

Hi,

I wonder if you could help me. I recently bought a Wolf Type FS, BT Safety Lamp dated 1984. I don’t have much knowledge of this type of lamp but It seems complete with 2 gauzes, the glass, round wick, spongy thing, brass thing to go over the top of the fuel chamber, and all seals.

I’ve found the best way to light/assemble it is to hold the main body of the lamp with glass place, in the left hand. Then light the burner and raise this into the body and screw into place. The problem I’m having is that every time parts come together to form a seal, the lamp extinguishes itself! I’ve checked the gauzes and there are no blockages in these or the top of the lamp itself.

Any ideas what’s going wrong? I’m running it on methylated spirit and have tried various wick lengths but to no avail. I tried running it with just one gauze and it stayed lit OK but obviously the components were loose, though it seems to prove it’s air starvation.

Any help would be appreciated, or on how I can modify it for normal use to allow more airflow from the base?

Regards,

Rob


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Stan Clark
15 Feb 2010
I have lost my striker and would so much like to re-light my lamp

I have my old lamp from Ormonde, Loscoe, Derbyshire, here with me in Vancouver Canada but in all the movement I have lost my striker and would so much like to be able to light my lamp in the regular fashion with the striker. Could you please tell me where I can purchase one.

Thank You.

Stan Clark.

An Old coal in the veins Miner.


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Barry Hall
24 November 2009
Wanted info About My Grandfathers Patterson and Co. Type B7 OR 37 Lamp

Hi there
I wonder if you could help me, I have my grandfathers Davey lamp and I have been trying to find out more about the lamp as it is different to all the lamps that I had worked with.
It is a Patterson and Co type B7 OR 37 its hard to tell it's from a Kent Colliery. Would you be able to help, any help would be truly appreciated?

Many Thanks
Barry.


Spark

From: Ian Payne
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29 November 2008
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Where can I get a lamp wick?

Hello
Sorry to bother you, but I am trying to source a short length of wick for a Protector GR6S. I know I can get it from Protector Lamps in Eccles as part of a kit, but all I want is a wick. Can I buy something similar in the high street?

Thank you very much.

Ian Payne

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I have spent a little more time on the internet and I have a found a gentleman, a Maurice Dawson who is able to supply the short lengths of wick.

His web site is http://www.thewandofscience.net  

He seems to have a great deal to offer.
Thank you again for all your help.

Best wishes.
Ian


Spark

From: Eric Jessop
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20 October 2008
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Eccles Safety Lamp Type 6 - How Do I Re-new The Flint?

I have a type 6 in my possession and although I can remove the bottom and get to the wick and to fill it if I wished but I can't figure out how to re-new the flint. Is there some way of removing the glass? If not how do I get to the flint housing?

Thanks for any help you may give.

Eric Jessop


Spark

From: Pam Koprivnikar
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26 August 2008
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Where can I purchase a flint for a Wolf Safety Lantern?

Could you tell me where I can purchase a flint for a Wolf Safety Lantern? Someone told me possibly over the internet, but I have looked and am unable to find one.

Thanks.


I use standard lighter flints that you can get in a tobacconist, they are slightly smaller diameter, but work perfectly well. I will see if I can get some genuine ones as I do some work with a couple of local mines here.

Brian Robinson. Breathing Apparatus and Rescue Consultant


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