Iron topped SL (side lit) also known as a Workmans lamp. Workmen were not allowed ro relight underground. The lamp was lit in the lamp room or at an underground lighting station. The lighter was a green electric box about 9″ square. A 4/5 volt current is applied to the tin glass plate and the vessel, the circuit via several insulating washers passes through the platinum wire adjacent to the wick. When current is applied the wire glows red lighting the Colzalene fuel. Look for a 2 digit number stamped into the brass ring around the bottom of the glass, 57/ is made in 1957.SL’s were around from the 1920’s through to the early 1980’s. The iron tops were replaced in the 1960’s with stainless steel.
At the Otsuchi community centre in Iwate prefecture, a miniature village model is on display showing what life was like in the town before disaster struck in March 2011. Otsuchi is one of the many small towns along Japan’s northeast coastline that was heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.
The Olympic flame is an important symbol of the Olympic movement. There is however, a very practical aspect which cannot be forgotten: the flame needs to work and stay alight! YAMAMOTO Yohei is an engineer and part of the production team in charge of the combustion mechanism, a device that