Deluxe Gimbaled Brass Oil Lamp

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Deluxe Gimbaled Brass Oil Lamp

The 10 Inch Gimbaled Brass Miners Lamps, are patterned after the Clanny and Davy safety lamps and are made from heavy gauge solid brass.

A popular choice. Solid heavy brass oil lamp set in gimbal base; which compensates for the rolling and pitching of a vessel. Measures 10" tall x 3 1/2 inches in diameter and with it's substantial construction, weighs 3 lbs.

10 Inch Gimbal Ship Lamps are finely made from solid brass, a 1/4 inch protective glass.

In addition, its sturdy construction makes it ideal for boating. The lamp base is a fuel tank to supply the burner, and can be filled with kerosene or lamp oil.

The burner includes a wick and adjustment wheel for changing the height of the wick and flame as needed.

What was the Davy lamp used for?
It consists of a wick lamp with the flame enclosed inside a mesh screen. It was created for use in coal mines, to reduce the danger of explosions due to the presence of methane and other flammable gases, called firedamp or minedamp.