'Geordie' Miner's Lamp, early 1900s

Made by John Spence & Sons, Airdrie, this safety lamp includes its own carrying case. 'Geordie' lamps were along with the 'Davy' one of the earliest safety lamp designs and were so called after their inventor, George Stephenson, who also known for his pioneering railway inventions. The ‘Geordie’s’ gauze filter means it doesn’t provide much light. However it can be used to safely test for firedamp.

Museum reference:
MLC-1996-1434-1
Made by:
John Spence and Sons
Place Made:
Airdrie
On display:
Summerlee Museum: Exhibition Hall
More maker details:
Coatbridge
Associated with:
Airdrie · Coal mining.


Dimensions:
height: 170mm
diameter: 47mm
Materials:
Brass, Metal
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