requested concerning the Protector Patent House Lamp.
Can anyone tell
me what this unusual lamp was used for and when does it date from? Is it
possibly a Miner's House Lamp or had it a more specialised industrial/mining
use? Certainly it was manufactured by a very well known British mining safety
lamp manufacture who will be familiar to all collectors of British if not
international mining memorabilia.
On the top plate, at the bottom of the conical funnel and on top of glass is
inscribed the word "PATENT".
On the topside of the base ,at the bottom of glass is inscribed "HOUSE
LAMP PROTECTOR 711" and around the circumference on the underside
of base is inscribed "SOLE MAKERS PROTECTOR LAMP CO. LTD ECCLES".
Submitted By : John
Date: April 2003
have seen an exact similar lamp only it is stamped with the number
"1319". This particular example is believed to have emanated
from the Forest of Dean Coalfield. We hope this information is of some use to you.
By: Stuart & Mark Davies
quote from the Colliery Guardian of 31 May 1929 page 2109:
'Protector' House Lamp - Made by the Protector Lamp and Light Co. Strictly
speaking, this lamp is not for use in mines. While it is on the safety lamp
principle, it is purely a house lamp, and was used in the engine sheds, etc.,
over half a century ago. The container was filled with absorbant material and
the fuel was petroleum spirit. The lamp was unspillable and if knocked over
when alight, the flame was extinguished. The handle is of horn.
we believe the above comments this would date these lamps as early as 1879!
By: David Shaw
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