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Tony Wilkinson - Looking For Information About My GR6S Lamp
Dave Masterson - Davy Lamp Search - Looking for No. 78
Rod Morgan - How do I light a Baxendale and Co. lamp?
Vic Arthur - Any idea why my lamp goes out as soon as I put the gauze back on?
Nigel - Need Eccles GR6 wick
Michael Port - Looking for History, Naylors Spiralarm Type 'S' lamp
Alan Smith - Where can I buy a wick and parts for a Davey Lamp?

From: Tony Wilkinson
Sent: 20 July 2008
Subject:
Looking For Information About My GR6S Lamp

Dear Sir

I have recently acquired a Miners lamp, and being an ex-miner myself I was wondering do you have any history behind this lamp.

Here are the details off the lamp.

The serial number is 1048136. It is type GR6S, approval No B2/233.

Could you please give me any details as to what Mine that went to or any details please?

I have attached some photos to help identify the lamp.

I thank you for your patience.

Mr A Wilkinson

GR6
GR6
GR6

All I can tell you at this stage is that it is a Proctor Lamp. The type 6 lamp appeared in 1929. It used a flint ignition device which in the prototype was activated by rotating the reservoir. However, an improved flint lighter was designed which used a striker key and was much simpler in construction. This system was patented and was the basis of the system used on Type 6 lamps today.

The GR6S is a modified type 6 lamp usually referred to as a Garforth lamp.

Samples of air taken by an aspirator bulb can be injected into an inlet in the side of the lamp below the glass to determine the amount of methane present. Manufacture of these lamps started in the late 1960’s and are still in production today.

For lots more information visit the Lamp Room and Proctor Lamp Blog

Fionn


From: Michael Port
Sent: 6 March 2004
Subject:
Looking for History, Naylors Spiralarm Type 'S' lamp

WE have a Naylors Spiralarm Type 'S' lamp and are trying to find out some history about it because we are putting it into a charity auction.Can you help. Thank You Michael Port
Michael


From: Alan Smith
Sent: 13 January 2004
Subject:
Where can I buy a wick and parts for a Davey Lamp?

Hello,
I have an old Davey Lamp made by Thomas and Williams Ltd.
Where can I buy a a wick assembly or parts for one that'll fit this lamp?

Thanks very much,
Alan Smith

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From: Nigel
Sent: 07 March 2006
Subject: Need Eccles GR6 wick

I am after 1 wick (but 2 would be better) for a GR6(A??) Eccles safety lamp (old). Do you know where I might be able to get this?

Regards, Nigel


From: Vic Arthur
Sent: 07 December 2006
Subject:
Any idea why my lamp goes out as soon as I put the gauze back on?

Any idea why my lamp goes out as soon as I put the gauze back on.
My Davey lamp in question is by Paterson Lamps Gateshead–on-Tyne with 88 stamped on it.

Vic Arthur
Tasmania


From: Rod Morgan Morgan1771@aol.com
Sent: 20 January 2007
Subject: How do I light a Baxendale and Co. lamp

Hope you can help, I have a Baxendale and Co. lamp patent 23186 and stamped 872, how do I light it?
It looks complete.

Rod Morgan


From: Dave Masterson
Sent: 24 March 2007
Subject: Davy Lamp Search - Looking for No. 78

Hi Fionn
Mmy father Derek Masterson was a Deputy at Hem Heath Colliery in Stoke On Trent until it closed. Unfortunately due to unscrupulous management the Deputies were not allowed to purchase their own Davy lamps, instead being offered cheap new copies. I would love to get hold of my father's old lamp for him, it was no. 78. I realise this is a very tall order, but can you possibly point me in the right direction.

Yours Sincerely

Dave Masterson

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