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Antique Welsh Miners Lamp CYMRU Original Old Miner's Brass Lantern 21cm

Ref: 1CM21

$ 110

Original massive paraffin miners lamp CYMRU, from the period between the 1900s and 1959s. Produced by E. Thomas & Williams Ltd., Wales, UK. CYMRU is the Celtic word for Wales.

In good condition, both structural and fully operational with a beautiful Patina. There are some minor bends and cracks consistent with the age and usage. Without hook. The glass is fully intact.

Height: 210 mm (8.27 inch) without the hook
Diameter: 85 mm (3.35 inch) measured at the bottom (Paraffin container)
Weight: 1,4 kg / 3 lbs
Material: Messing and Glass

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Home Gift Idea For Couples

Illuminate romance with the Wales CYMRU miner's lamp! When lit, it casts a captivating glow perfect for balcony or terrace evenings. An ideal home gift for couples, this lamp adds a touch of heritage and warmth, creating an enchanting ambiance for shared moments.

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The history of the CUMRY Cambrian miner's lamp

Antique Welsh Miners Lamp CYMRU Original Old Miner's Brass Lantern 21cm

Antique Welsh Miners Lamp CYMRU Original Old Miner's Brass Lantern 21cm

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E. Thomas & Williams Limited, founded in 1860 by Evan Thomas, was a prominent company in Wales, specializing in manufacturing Cambrian miners' lamps and other mining equipment.

E. homas and Williams Limited trade mark
Image: E. Thomas and Williams Limited trade mark.
Source: http://www.ethomasandwilliamsltd.com/index.php/company_history

The company began as a small workshop at Graig Street in Aberdare, Wales. Initially, they produced Cambrian miner's safety lamps primarily using a design that incorporated a flame safety mechanism.

The Cambrian safety lamp manufactory at Graig Street in Aberdare, Wales
Image: The Cambrian safety lamp manufactory at Graig Street in Aberdare, Wales.
Source: http://www.ethomasandwilliamsltd.com/index.php/company_history

These lamps used a special gauze or mesh around the flame to prevent the ignition of flammable gases often found in mines. The lamp worked by enclosing the flame in a fine mesh, preventing the spread of the flame to the surrounding environment and thus alerting miners to the presence of dangerous gases like methane.

A small selection of the many types of lamps produced by E. Thomas and Williams Limited in 1885
Image: A small selection of the many types of lamps produced by E. Thomas and Williams Limited in 1885.
Source: http://www.ethomasandwilliamsltd.com/index.php/company_history

The company gained recognition for its commitment to safety in mining environments. Their safety lamps became widely used in the mining industry, earning the company a strong reputation for quality and reliability.

E. Thomas and Williams Limited and Mr. W.R. Donovan honoured by HRH Charles Prince of Wales
Image: E. Thomas and Williams Limited and Mr. W.R. Donovan honoured by HRH Charles Prince of Wales.
Source: http://www.ethomasandwilliamsltd.com/index.php/company_history

The company operated for over 136 years, but like many traditional industries, it faced challenges with the decline of coal mining and the shift towards alternative energy sources. Eventually, due to economic factors and changes in the mining industry, in 1996 E. Thomas & Williams Limited ceased production, marking the end of an era for this historic company.

Lewis Noah Williams (1845-1919)
Image: Lewis Noah Williams (1845-1919).
Source: http://www.ethomasandwilliamsltd.com/index.php/company_history

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