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Brown Mine: 1908

Brown Mine: 1908

October 1908. Digging coal by machinery at the Brown Mine in West Virginia. Note open-flame headlamps. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

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Re: No Davy lamp?

Davy lamps had their drawbacks. We've covered the subject here.

No Davy lamp?

Seems odd that they were not using a Davy lamp, given that it was invented in 1815:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_lamp

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