In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lámpara aflogística femeninolámpara de Davy femenino
- The Davy lamp was fuelled by oil or naptha (lighter fluid), and the wick was contained in a metal gauze cylinder.
- Davy separated the flame from the gas, and his lamp later became widely used, and known as the Davy lamp.
- The first Davy Lamp was tried at Hebburn Colliery, January lst, 1816. Strictly speaking, the 'Davy' is not a lamp but a scientific instrument for detecting the presence of firedamp.
- Thus was born the Davy lamp, in which the flame is surrounded by wire gauze to dissipate heat and prevent ignition of flammable gases.
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