Fine Victorian Davy type miners safety lamp, circa 1850
Probably made by Joseph Cooke, Birmingham.
Stamped mark on the brass hood C.REED
Well finished cast brass reservoir with sheet iron base, cast brass gallery and top ring, sheet brass hood, three thick iron pillars and iron gauze work.
Top of screw lock and reservoir stamp marked 24.
All original and in excellent sound condition with green/brown patinated brass surfaces, rust textured iron rod work, small loss to the rim of the top gauze .
Height to top of brass hood 9,1/4″ or 235mm, base diameter 3,1/2″ or 90mm, weight 786 grams
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