Protector Lamp, The First 100 years.

The Protector Lamp and Lighting Co Ltd
1873 – 1973
The First 100 Years
now available in print and on KINDLE



The 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.


The 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’.