Lamps

A Victor Lamp

A Victor Lamp.  This Victor Lamp L-406 was found locally and was used underground in one of the Abertillery Coalmines. Made from iron and a soft metal alloy and glass. Size 14″ inches x 8″ inches. Weight 7.6kgs. This lamp would have been used in the 1960’s and 1970’s and placed on most conveyor belt transfer points etc. The lamp ... Read More »

Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris – Miners Lamp

Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris – Miners Lamp. This miners safety flame lamp with an exposed gauze was manufactured by Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris in about 1914. Made from iron, brass and copper.  Size 9″ x 3″ inches.   Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris. Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris were founded in 1814. The company ... Read More »

A Colliery Lamproom Photometer

A Colliery Lamproom Photometer. Manufactured by Oldham & Son Ltd, Lamps. Made from wood, metal and leather. Size 15″ x 10″ x 10″ inches. Date unknown. These photometers were used to measure the brightness of the miners cap lamps. The inside of the photometer is painted white with an internal diffuser and a light gauge. The activated cap lamp is ... Read More »

Six Bells Colliery – Miners Oil Lamp

Six Bells Colliery – Miners Oil Lamp. A Messrs Thomas and Williams Ltd of Aberdare, miners safety oil lamp No24. Made from steel, iron and brass. Size 10″ x 3 1/2″ inches. The lamp has the name Six Bells stamped along the Brass air-vents (as seen in the image left) and also on the inside at the top of the ... Read More »

Miners Oil Lamp Spikes

Miners Oil Lamp Spikes. Made from iron. Size 11″ x 1 1/2″ inches and 10″ x 1 1/2″ inches. These oil lamp spikes were used by the colliers on the coal face, they would be hammered into the timbers and the oil lamp would be hung from the hole in the spike. Read More »

An Eccles Miners Protector Lamp – Relighter

An Eccles Miners Protector Lamp. Made from chrome and brass. Size 10″ x 3″ inches. These re-lightable oil lamps were used by management, deputies and overmen etc, if gas was present they were trained to check for its presence using this re-lighter. Ordinary oil lamps issued to workers were not made to be re-lit, if gas extinguished the flame they ... Read More »

Miners Oil Lamp – Open Gauze Lamp

Miners Oil Lamp – Open Gauze Lamp. This is an open gauze miners oil lamp. Made from iron and brass. Size 9″ x 3″ inches. Date unknown, though it has some type of a locking mechanism on the oil reservoir. Lamps similar to this were often used in Germany. All parts are numbered, as original. This lamp has an open ... Read More »

Two Copper Oil Flasks

Two Copper Oil Flasks. Made from copper. Size, each flask is 7″ x 5″ x 1 1/2″ inches. Embossed on a small cartouche on the front of each flask are the initials B.C.Co. more than probably from the Bolsover Colliery Company. Read More »

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