Protector Lamp, Eccles,Mining Lamps,Davy lamps made in England since 1873

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Protector Lamp Eccles have designed and supplied Olympic Flame lanterns for the Olympic Games, Olympic Torch Relay and Holy Fire transit for the last 30 years. They are also known as Eccles miners lamps, Davy Lamps, flame safety lamps and Deputies Lamps. We hold a huge stock of spares for Protector Lamps’ and we offer miners lamp repairs and servicing. Led cordless cap lamps for mines and quarries in the UK and overseas. Protector Lamp have been making mining lamps developed from the Davy Lamp at the factory in Eccles, England since 1890.

We sell spare parts, fully refurbished miners lamps and we carry out miners lamp repairs and servicing on site. Carrying the Olympic Flame for over 30 years in the Olympic Torch Relays.

The GR6S Garforth mining lamp is the approved method of checking for firedamp in all UK coal mines. Mining lamps also known as the Eccles or Davy Lamp, are based on the Sir Humphrey Davy  principle. Mining lamps have been in constant use in coal mines since 1815 replacing candles and other open flames which were the cause of so many explosions.

Genuine Mining Lamps for sale

For more information on the Davy Lamp;

Davy Lamp on Wikipedia

Safety Lamp on Wiki

Carrying the Olympic Flame, Olympic Torch Relays and Holy Fire

Protector Lamp’s Olympic Flame Lanterns have carried the Olympic Flame for Olympic and other torch relays over the last 30 years.

David Beckham with the Olympic Flame, London 2012

Type 6 Deputies Relighter Lamp-Coal Miners Lamp

Protector Lamp designed and manufactured The Type 6,also known as the Eccles  miners lamp for gas testing in coal mines. The lamp will safely burn methane/firedamp without causing an explosion. It is also used to test for carbon monoxide referred to as Black Damp by coal miners.

All miners lamps date their history from the invention of the Davy Lamp in 1816.

It is a development of our earliest safety lamps, first made in 1873 in Worsley before moving the our present site in Eccles in 1890. The lamps incorporate the Protector self extinguishing system, this was developed and patented by Joseph Prestwich, the driving force of the company in the late Victorian period. It was tested and approved for use in mines in the 1940’s.

Following Nationalisation in 1947 it became the approved lamp for all UK Coal mines operated by the Ministry of Power under the Labour Government. As the State did not want to create a monopoly supplier they also introduced lamps from Wolf and Thomas & Williams.


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Protector Lamp & Lighting Company

Protector Lamp & Lighting Company is best known as a producer of miners lamps.The flame safety lamp is essentially a highly sophisticated form of oil or spirit lamp of extremely robust construction developed in the 19th Century from the Davy Lamp.


The Protector Lamp & Lighting Company was formed in May 1873 to acquire the business and patent rights of William Edward Teale, oil and lamp manufacturer, of 11 Mark Lane, Manchester. The Company’s Memorandum of Association mentions two patents which had been obtained by Mr Teale: one dated 15th November 1869 for ‘Improvements in Mining Lamps’ and the other dated 4th December 1872 for ‘Improvements in Guards for Gas Lights, and in an improved method of Lighting while under the protection of Guards’.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia    

A safety lamp is any of several types of lamp that provides illumination in coal mines and is designed to operate in air that may contain coal dust or gases both of which are potentially flammable or explosive. Until the development of effective electric lamps in the early 1900s miners used flame lamps to provide illumination. Open flame lamps could ignite flammable gases which collected in mines, causing explosions and so safety lamps were developed to enclose the flame and prevent it from igniting the surrounding atmosphere. Flame safety lamps have been replaced in mining with sealed explosion-proof electric lights.