Encyclopédique des Sciences Médicales,’ 1st ser. Science Museum Group Collection CLANNY, WILLIAM REID, M.D. Without any very great knowledge of chemistry he conceived the idea of insulating a candle by enclosing it in a metal lamp, with water chambers above and below it, through the lower of which air should be forced by bellows, and from the upper of which the surplus air should be expelled by the same action. His claim to remembrance rests on his efforts to diminish the loss of life from explosions in collieries. A paper by Clanny was read before the Royal Society on 20 May 1813, 'On the Means of procuring a Steady Light in Coal Mines without the Danger of Explosion' (Phil. Very nice large Clanny lamp with key lock and well marked on the top. He afterwards modified his lamp so as to bring it down to a weight of thirty-four ounces, and in this form it was practically used in several collieries in Durham and Northumberland.

This safety lamp, designed by Dr William Reid Clanny , reduced the risk of explosions caused by 'firedamp', a gas composed mainly of methane which is found deep in mines. vol. He completed his medical education at Edinburgh, and served as … at Edinburgh in 1803, and after a short residence at Durham settled at Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, where he practised medicine till his death on 10 Jan. 1850. 200). © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, Safety lamp, Clanny, no.19 (bonnetted), from the Royal Commission on Accidents in Mines, 1879-86, c.1882, Safety lamp, Clanny, no. Incomplete lists of Clanny’s writings are given in the ‘Royal Society’s Catalogue of Scientific Papers,’ and in Dechambre’s ‘Dict. Leaving the navy he graduated M.D. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. (1776–1860), medical writer and inventor of a safety-lamp, was born in 1776 at Bangor, co. Down, Ireland. This lamp was completed in 1812, and successfully tried in the Harrington Mill pit, a very fiery mine, on 16 Oct. and 20 Nov. 1815. Clanny's medical writings were unimportant. Back to home page Return to top. More to explore : Brass Vintage Original Antique Maritime Lamps … Rods still have some of the original japanned finish. We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data. In 1816 and 1817 he received from the Society of Arts their large gold and silver medals for modifications of his original lamp.
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He claimed that the gases might explode within his lamp without communicating the explosion externally. He completed his medical education at Edinburgh, and served as assistant surgeon in the navy, being present in the action at Copenhagen. Clanny’s lamp made use of bellows and a pair of water cisterns to maintain an isolated flame. A purse of gold, ​with a silver salver, was presented to him at the Athenæum, Sunderland, on 3 Feb. 1848, by the Marquis of Londonderry and others, in recognition of his inventions. Miners Clanny safety lamp by J.W.Queen & Co of Philadelphia - mining. xvii, [Gent. 19 (bonnetted), from the Royal Commission on Accidents in Mines, 1879-86, c. 1882. Something went wrong. (1776–1860), medical writer and inventor of a safety-lamp, was born in 1776 at Bangor, co. Down, Ireland. View cart for details.
19 (bonnetted), from the Royal Commission on Accidents in Mines, 1879-86, c. 1882 Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero, Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. ciii. Original Vintage W R Clanny Brass Cambrian Miners Safety Lamp. Safety lamp, Clanny, no. This page was last edited on 8 August 2012, at 13:04. Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website. No details of experiments are given, and the lamp was exceedingly cumbersome; nevertheless considerable credit is due to Clanny, which he was not slow to claim. ​CLANNY, WILLIAM REID, M.D. Condition is Used. 436; Clanny's writings, especially Priority of Invention of the Safety Lamp, Gateshead, 1844, in British Museum. ], Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Clanny,_William_Reid_(DNB00)&oldid=4011875, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Michael Kors Ladies 552527 Hamilton Lock Leather Belt Bag, True Religion Men's TR1989 Horseshoe Logo Adjustable Cotton Trucker Hat Cap, True Religion Men's TR2095 Horseshoe Logo Vintage Distressed Trucker Hat, Michael Kors Ladies 552500 MK Logo Adjustable Belt Bag, Puma Scuderia Ferrari Fanwear Backpack Laptop Sleeve Sports Car Zipper 4x12x18, Puma BMW M Motorsport Roll Top Utility Lifestyle Backpack Bag 076897, Puma BMW M Motorsport LS Logo Unisex Crossbody Travel Shoulder Bag, Michael Kors Studded Small Belt Bag Fanny Pack Small, Hugo Boss Men's 50251244 Pique Logo Adjustable Sport Hat Cap, Lacoste Men's Pemium NH1595NE Polyester Neocroc Adjustable Backpack, Tommy Jeans Logo Cool City Print Mesh Pocket School Bag Backpack 4x12x18, Puma Scuderia Ferrari Fanwear Portable Unisex Crossbody Shoulder Bag 076884 Red, PUMA Scuderia Ferrari Lifestyle Logo Baseball Cap Adjustable Hat 022525 Black OS, Ray Ban Mens Aviator RB8058 Polarized Sunglasses, Gunmetal-Black/Green Classic, Best Travel Backpack / Laptop Bag / Women Men Kids / Red, Oakley Mens 9247 Chainlink Polarized Sporty Sunglasses, Adidas Evil Eye Pro S Wraparound Sport Sunglasses, Alpine Swiss Mens Gloves Dressy Genuine Leather Warm Thermal Lined Wrist Strap, Victoria's Secret Pink Backpack Collegiate Bookbag Zip Pockets School Bag Vs New, Hammer Anvil Mens Plaid Striped Scarf Womens Winter Scarves Cashmere Soft Feel, Glacier Glove Aleutian Waterproof Gloves - Realtree Camo, Keysmart Titanium 2.0 Premium Compact Key Holder, Alpine Swiss Mens Scarf Softer Than Cashmere Scarves Plaids Womens Winter Shawl, 3M 54143 Particulate Respirator 8233, N100-4 Count, Puma Indy Low 642205 Mens Brown Nubuck Leather Low Top Lace Up Work Boots, TAG Heuer Link Steel 18k Gold Diamond Silver Dial Quartz Watch WAT1350.BB0957, Rolex GMT-Master II Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Mens Watch 116710N. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mag, 1850, xxxiii.

19 (bonnetted), from the Royal Commission on Accidents in Mines, 1879-86, c. 1882 Details Category: Mining & Ore Dressing Object Number: 1886-198 Materials: brass (copper, zinc alloy) and glass type: safety lamps … Trans. Steel gauze … This image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence, License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library, Safety lamp, Clanny, no. Sir H. Davy's first paper on the subject was read on 9 Nov. 1816, after seeing Clanny's experiments with his lamp.