Definition of Safety lamp

1. Noun. An oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane).

Exact synonyms: Davy Lamp
Generic synonyms: Kerosene Lamp, Kerosine Lamp, Oil Lamp

Definition of Safety lamp

1. Noun. A miner's lamp designed to avoid explosion by enclosing the flame in fine wire gauze. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Safety Lamp

safety curtain
safety deposit box
safety device
safety factor
safety feature
safety fuse
safety harness
safety hat
safety helmet
safety helmets
safety in numbers
safety island
safety islands
safety isle
safety lamp (current term)
safety lamps
safety lens
safety lock
safety management
safety margin
safety match
safety matches
safety net
safety nets
safety nut
safety pin
safety pins
safety rail
safety razor

Literary usage of Safety lamp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Collected Works of Sir Humphry Davy by Humphry Davy, John Davy (1840)
"SOME EXTRACTS FROM COMMUNICATIONS ON THE APPLICATION OF THE safety lamp. ... After having introduced your safety-lamp into general use in all the collieries ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1886)
"C. THIS novel 'Safety-lamp, which was first introduced in some of the German coal-mines in 1882, at once attracted general attention in the coal-districts ..."

3. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1895)
"The source of light within a safety lamp should be incapable, under any circumstances at all likely to occur in working coal, of causing the ignition of an ..."

4. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1915)
"61082 A. One Year's Experience with the Ceag Electric safety lamp. ... Experiments with Substitutes for Safety-Lamp Benzine (Versuche mit Ersatz- stoffen ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"... safe lamp for mine use, and would be almost certain to cause an explosion if brought into contact with a body of explosive gas. SAFETY-LAMP DETAILS 70. ..."

6. American Agriculturist (1846)
"PROPOSED safety lamp. WILL you permit me the use of your columns, ... I believe it was Sir H. Davy who invented the safety lamp for fire damp of coal mines, ..."

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