An M.S.A. Automatic Firedamp Detector.
Type AFD-1. It has a steel hanging hook and a mesh detecting sensor at the top with a red warning light at the bottom.
Made from plastic and steel. Size 11″ x 4″ x 3″ inches.
Firedamp is a flammable gas including methane that is found in all coalmines, the word damp is a collective name given to all gases, Stinkdamp – (Hydrogen Sulphide): Blackdamp – (Carbon Dioxide): Also Afterdamp – (Carbon Monoxide):