Translation of Davy lamp in Spanish:

Davy lamp

lámpara aflogística, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdeɪvi læmp///

noun

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    lámpara aflogística feminine
    lámpara de Davy feminine
    • 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.