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In 1817, Sir Humphry Davy came up with an invention that, while perhaps seeming modest to our modern eyes, was revolutionary in its time: the Davy Lamp. Designed to be used by miners, who previously had struggled against both darkness and the dangers of asphyxiation and explosion, the Miners’ Safety Lamp brought about a dramatic improvement in the safety and working conditions of the countless men toiling in mines around the world throughout the nineteenth century, with its ever-growing need for natural resources to fuel industry. This book marks the bicentennial of the invention of the lamp through reproductions of Davy’s original manuscripts and notes for the invention, with the addition of expert commentary and images, and is published in association with the Royal Institute, where the archive of Sir Humphry Davy is held.
Number of Pages: 408
Genre: History, Social Science, Technology
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Frank James
Street Date: November 15, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-7215
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