Colliery Drift Lamp - Information Required.
I acquired the British drift lamp pictured below. Unfortunately there are no
it to identify its makers in any way.
An unidentified colliery Drift Lamp.
The lamp is of a thin steel construction and measures 6" tall from its base to
the top of its the bonnet.
I would greatly appreciate it if any one can provide me
with any information concerning the above lamp or could tell me its likely
Submitted By :
Date: December 2003
This lamp looks similar to a type known as a "Heinbach"
lamp. I think Heinbach was the lamp's inventor and has had a patent on them.
Such lamps originated from the coalfields around Horni Sucha (Poland) and date
from around 1870. I found these lamps detailed in a book about miner's lamps
from eastern Europe.
Submitted By :Norbert Schilling (Germany)
Date: March 2004
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