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Posted: 18/05/2012 14:53:42
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I heard today on the radio that the Olympic flame was being transported by air in a "mining safety lamp" is this the case? IP: 91.143.75.2
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Posted: 18/05/2012 14:55:35
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Just answered my own question;

http://www.dmm-pitwork.org.uk/html/garforth.htm

Apparently only a Garforth will do.
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Posted: 18/05/2012 15:16:14
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expecting it to fly over here in approx 4 hours

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Posted: 18/05/2012 16:34:33
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Must be a modified Garforth then.....otherwise, how would they get the flame out?

And why is that bloke setting fire to his beard? wouldn't it be less painful to shave? Laugh

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Posted: 18/05/2012 19:11:47
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inbye wrote:

Must be a modified Garforth then.....otherwise, how would they get the flame out?

And why is that bloke setting fire to his beard? wouldn't it be less painful to shave? Laugh


Maybe that was the only way they could transfer the flame - via his beard! Laugh

I wonder what they did on previous occasions?
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Posted: 18/05/2012 19:26:49
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The BBC described it as an 'enclosed lantern'. Poor old Mr Davey never got a mention Thumb Down

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Posted: 18/05/2012 19:48:29
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Just watched it on the box........but missed the bit where they got the flame outa the lamp......too busy looking at Sophie Raworth's legs. Wub

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Posted: 18/05/2012 19:53:02
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Lister wrote:

The BBC described it as an 'enclosed lantern'. Poor old Mr Davey never got a mention Thumb Down

....Lister;~)


Apparently the flame was carried in a Ceremonial Lantern Big Grin

I always new us officials were special Thumbs Up

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Posted: 18/05/2012 21:08:55
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So, we can now have a certificate to carry a ceremonial gas testing lantern???

It makes you want to run outside and ................
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Posted: 18/05/2012 21:32:53
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staffordshirechina wrote:

So, we can now have a certificate to carry a ceremonial gas testing lantern???



Why not? It'll just be a drop in the ocean compared to what this olympic show is costing Glare

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Posted: 18/05/2012 22:13:31
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Here are the links if you want one:

http://www.protectorlamp.com/torchrelay.htm

http://www.protectorlamp.com/SOI.htm




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Posted: 18/05/2012 22:26:08
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Shame they won't be dloing the relay with the flame in the safety lamp, rather than the official torch. I look at it and keep thinking it was designed by Ali-G,who came up with the giant bling spliff....

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Posted: 18/05/2012 23:34:24
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Missis phoned me today to say she'd seen Prinsess Anne with an oil lamp on the news.
I was most disapointed to hear she was not wearing a donkey & carrying a dipstick Smile

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Posted: 19/05/2012 01:21:34
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All this talk of Davey lamps has reminded me of something a friend once mentioned.
He went to Truro Cathedral School (public) and said that most of Davey's developments were conducted in the schools science labs, and that much of his equipment was still there along with parts from prototypes; that was in the mid to late 1960's. Just what has happened to all that stuff now is anyone's guess, but it would be nice to know it was in safe hands and has not been fed into some skip, like some of the stuff from CSM was when they moved premises BOTH TIMES!
Their mineral collection had labels that were seperated from the samples and so they binned the samples Cursing
There were also beautifully made wooden models of crystals (victorian) which I have seen similar selling for amazingly high prices on ebay.
Anyway, I think I might just try to chase up the Davey story and see where it goes.






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Posted: 19/05/2012 10:19:35
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AR wrote:

Shame they won't be dloing the relay with the flame in the safety lamp, rather than the official torch. I look at it and keep thinking it was designed by Ali-G,who came up with the giant bling spliff....


There have apparently already been a couple of instances of the flame going out! It would seem to make alot of sense to carry it in the safety lamp all the time - would there be any way of topping the lamp up with it still lit?
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Posted: 19/05/2012 10:45:21
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Watch this footage for some Davy relics at the Royal Society.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0-07rnvUxM

The extra footage at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFiZ-2MLwM4

is worth watching too - it mentions the Olympic flame.

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Posted: 19/05/2012 10:54:54
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Peter Burgess wrote:

Watch this footage for some Davy relics at the Royal Society.


At last! The correct spelling Sir Humphry's name appears in a post.
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Posted: 19/05/2012 16:24:01
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Roy Morton wrote:

All this talk of Davey lamps has reminded me of something a friend once mentioned.
He went to Truro Cathedral School (public) and said that most of Davey's developments were conducted in the schools science labs, and that much of his equipment was still there along with parts from prototypes; that was in the mid to late 1960's. Just what has happened to all that stuff now is anyone's guess, but it would be nice to know it was in safe hands and has not been fed into some skip, like some of the stuff from CSM was when they moved premises BOTH TIMES!
Their mineral collection had labels that were seperated from the samples and so they binned the samples Cursing
There were also beautifully made wooden models of crystals (victorian) which I have seen similar selling for amazingly high prices on ebay.
Anyway, I think I might just try to chase up the Davey story and see where it goes.





You can bet this has happened all over. I bought a lamp from a woman who'd taught at Huddersfield tech. When the mining department closed all the display & teaching lamps were put in a cardboard box & shoved out into the corridor. The staff were invited to help themselves & she took two. I asked her to describe some that were left in the box & it sounded like one was a Clowes patent Sad , the one with the hydrogen cylinder on the side. Apparently that hung around quite a while before it went. One sold on ebay 4or5 months back for over 3 grand, ah well...

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