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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A lamp encased in gauze wire which, while it admits oxygen to feed the flame, prevents communication between the flame and any combustible or explosive gas outside.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Davy-Lamp'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/davy-lamp.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.