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The Davy Lamp
Episode 223rd June 2024 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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The Davy Lamp

Season: 5 Episode: 22

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was a prominent British chemist and inventor, best known for his contributions to the field of electrochemistry and his invention of the Davy lamp, which significantly improved safety in coal mines.


Humphrey Davy - Julien Kendell

Cumberland Pacquet - Rose Hailes

Second Correspondant - Tony Allen

John Buddle - Molly Jefferies

Frank A. J. L. James - Steve Yeo


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The Report of the South Shields Committee, appointed to investigate the causes of Accidents in Coal Mines. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans. 1843.

James, Frank A. J. L. (2008). Complete dictionary of scientific biography, e-book, eds Charles Coulston Gillispie, Frederic Lawrence Holmes, and Noretta Koertge. Detroit, Michigan: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Memoirs of the Life of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart., LL. D. FRS Foreign ..., Volume 1


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