The miners lamp is a solid brass authentic Victorian era oil lantern, sometimes called a Davy lamp or Welsh miners lamp. They were invented by Sir Humphry Davy in 1815, when these type of vintage oil lamps were used in the coal industry.
Nowadays they are often used as marine lanterns or as wall mounted oil lamps in the home. Also referred to as hurricane lamps, they are beautifully machined solid brass or antique brass and are very wind resistant. These mining lamps are not intended as a safety lamp in real mining situations, but are solidly made and fully functional for personal use
Matching finish brackets are available for these oil lamps to be mounted to a wall or bulkhead, securing the lamp for safe use.
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