Type 6 Glass plate for Protector Lamp
Type 6 Glass plate for Protector Lamp, comes with two new washers-gaskets for the lamp glass, fixing screws, working fint relighter.
Fits all Protector Lamp Type 6 and TYpe 6RS mining lamps
Type 6 Deputies Relighter Lamp
Miners lamp information and their development from the Davy Lamp.The Type 6 is a flame safety lamp used for gas testing in coal mines. This miners lamp will safely burn methane/firedamp without causing an explosion.
It is a development of our earliest safety lamps, first made in 1873, and incorporates the Protector self extinguishing system 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 which were 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.