Vintage Welsh Coal Miners Lamp Gas Detector Cambrian No8 Thomas & Williams

Vintage Welsh Coal Miners Lamp Gas Detector Cambrian No8 Thomas & Williams




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UK and Ireland

Categories: Technology, Other Technology Antiques


Offered for sale;
Original Welsh Coal Miners Safety Lamp made by E. Thomas & Williams LTD  Aberdare Glamorgan South Wales
Cambrian Type No 8 Gas Detector 1947.
This is the standard E.T.&W. gas detecting lamp, circa 1950s.

The lamp was powered by paraffin/oil, flint spark ignited the wick, because of the danger of gas explosion, it was locked in use underground, this could only be opened by a powerful magnet at the lamp filling / lighting station above ground.
The magnetic lock is de activated, the flint spark ignition is missing the activating lever under the base, the wick elevator is functional.
Knurled collar vents above and below the glass are jamed with dirt but would free up with a little tlc.
In good, sound, condition, dents and scratches from use, the base of the reservoir has been re soldered at some stage.

Height excluding the ring and hook, 10,1/4\” or 260mm, weight 2033 grams

Guaranteed old and original.

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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