Tuesday, April 29, 2008

JCM 1 Lamp



hi tom,
i notice its got an 85 stamped near the base of the glass, would 1985 be about right.
johnson,clapham and morris were wire makers from greymare lane in east manchester. so they made gauze for miners lamps and like many companies from the early 1900's made lamps.
they would have supplied us with lamp gauze. when they decided to sell the lamp business we bought it in the mid 1950's.
y that time they were only making the JCM 1 which was used by the GPO( british telecom), sewer and tunelling contractors. it was used like our 1A lamp under TM1 Schedule B for testing for bad air; ie oxygen deficiency.
they are still used by some contractors now and in the royal naval dockyards. you hang the lamp down into a chamber and if it goes out you have to ventilate before any one can work there.
regards david mather

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Could you please supply any history on the lamp attached.

I only know my Dad was a foreman building the sewer around the country for Kennedy's. I have had the lamp refurbished at your workshop a few years ago when i used to look after your telephone system, I regret that I didn't note down the history of the lamp at that time, I only recall that you stated he lamp was in original order.

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 /></a><br /><a onblur= /></a><br />hi tom,<br />i notice its got an 85 stamped near the base of the glass, would 1985 be about right.<br />johnson,clapham and morris were wire makers from greymare lane in east manchester. so they made gauze for miners lamps and like many companies from the early 1900's made lamps.<br />they would have supplied us with lamp gauze. when they decided to sell the lamp business we bought it in the mid 1950's.<br />y that time they were only making the JCM 1 which was used by the GPO( british telecom), sewer and tunelling contractors. it was used like our 1A lamp under TM1 Schedule B for testing for bad air; ie oxygen deficiency.<br />they are still used by some contractors now and in the royal naval dockyards. you hang the lamp down into a chamber and if it goes out you have to ventilate before any one can work there.<br />regards david mather<br /><br />Tom Heeran wrote:<br /> David,<br />  <br /> Could you please supply any history on the lamp attached.<br />  <br /> I only know my Dad was a foreman building the sewer around the country for Kennedy's. I have had the lamp refurbished at your workshop a few years ago when i used to look after your telephone system, I regret that I didn't note down the history of the lamp at that time, I only recall that you stated he lamp was in original order.<br />  <br /> Tom Heeran
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Type 6RS Lamp



hi ernie,
its a Type 6RS which was mainly used in the north east, durham newcastle areas.
the last ones came out of service about 6 years ago shortly before Ellington Colliery closed.
the type 6 service kit will do and if you email when you order we will see if we can find a 6RS badge.
regards david



Dear Sirs
I have a miners lamp that I am trying to restore to its original working condition.
I am unsure of the manufacturer as there is no identification on the lamp. I do know that it was in use in a British Coal mine until the late 60s it is underground relightable and from your website it looks like a Garforth GR6s. I also note from your website there is maintenance package available for this lamp.
I have attached two photographs of the lamp and hope that you may be able to help.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Thank you
Ernie Skelly.

Magnetic Lock Opening


hi brian,
your mag lock is in the locked position. you need a strong magnet to pull down the ferrous sprung pin.
you may be able to slide a feeler gauge in to push it down.


Hi,
Sorry to bother you. My Protector Lamp is in two parts (See photograph). How do I get the short brass arm (See close-up) to one side so the two parts screw together?
Thanking you in anticipation.
Richard Hobson

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 /></a><br />hi brian,<br />your mag lock is in the locked position. you need a strong magnet to pull down the ferrous sprung pin.<br />you may be able to slide a feeler gauge in to push it down.<br /><br /><br /> Hi,<br /> Sorry to bother you. My Protector Lamp is in two parts (See photograph). How do I get the short brass arm (See close-up) to one side so the two parts screw together?<br /> Thanking you in anticipation.<br /> Richard Hobson
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Half Size- Minature Presentation Lamp

 /></a><br /><a onblur= /></a><br />hi chris,<br />its a half size non working presentation lamp made from the 1960's to the late 1990's.<br />regards david<br />I wonder if you could help me please? I'm trying to find some more information on an old lamp I have marked 'Protector Lamp & Lighting Co Ltd Made in England Eccles'. This is also engraved on the bottom of the lamp. The lamp is 12cm tall by 4 and a half cm wide.The top half of the lamp unscrews and there is some kind of wick inside. The lamp has a hanging hook on the top. However, there is no model number or date on the lamp? The only history I have is that it is believed to have been made by a member of the firm as a gift for one of my relatives now deceased. All the other lamps I've seen on the web seem to have a model number on them so I'm struggling!<br /> <br />Sorry to be so vague with the information but I know nothing about these lamps other than what I have found out through your great website! Any information you may have  would be very much appreciated.
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regards david
I wonder if you could help me please? I'm trying to find some more information on an old lamp I have marked 'Protector Lamp & Lighting Co Ltd Made in England Eccles'. This is also engraved on the bottom of the lamp. The lamp is 12cm tall by 4 and a half cm wide.The top half of the lamp unscrews and there is some kind of wick inside. The lamp has a hanging hook on the top. However, there is no model number or date on the lamp? The only history I have is that it is believed to have been made by a member of the firm as a gift for one of my relatives now deceased. All the other lamps I've seen on the web seem to have a model number on them so I'm struggling!

Sorry to be so vague with the information but I know nothing about these lamps other than what I have found out through your great website! Any information you may have would be very much appreciated.

Type 6 Alluminium Surveyors Lamp



hi john,
its a Type 6 surveyors lamp.
they were mainly used by surveyors in the early 50's. the base was alluminium to save weight.the slide is the shut off ring for gas reading, o s - open and shut.
they stopped being used i think late 1950's. there was an ignition at a mine thought to be caused by a reaction between iron and the alloy foil of a kitkat wrapper, as a result alloy lamps were no longer allowed.
regards david

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Please can you give me any information on this safety lamp.
The base & top have the number 20728 stamped on them, the top has the letter G after the number.
The glass is embossed with the following : - 581/4, MP in a circle, 591/2, P.L.C.I. British.
Next to the flint wheel is stamped Pat No 3448.
The opposite end from where the flint striker enters is stamped Patent.
The top has a small slide on the side with the letters O & S at either end.
Regards John Douglas

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 /></a><br /><a onblur= /></a><br />hi john,<br />its a Type 6 surveyors lamp.<br />they were mainly used by surveyors in the early 50's. the base was alluminium to save weight.the slide is the shut off ring for gas reading, o s - open and shut.<br />they stopped being used i think late 1950's. there was an ignition at a mine thought to be caused by a reaction between iron and the alloy foil of a kitkat wrapper, as a result alloy lamps were no longer allowed.<br />regards david<br /><br />John Douglas wrote:<br /> Hi David,<br /> Please can you give me any information on this safety lamp.<br /> The base & top have the number 20728 stamped on them, the top has the letter G after the number.<br /> The glass is embossed with the following : - 581/4, MP in a circle, 591/2, P.L.C.I. British.<br /> Next to the flint wheel is stamped Pat No 3448.<br /> The opposite end from where the flint striker enters is stamped Patent.<br /> The top has a small slide on the side with the letters O & S  at either end. <br /> Regards John Douglas
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