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39132.  Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:27 pm Reply with quote

Terry Pratchett gives a great description of dwarves' methods of detecting and eliminating fire-damp in their mines, in the book 'The Fifth Elephant.'

725604.  Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:05 am Reply with quote

laidbacklazyman wrote:
His Geordie Lamp was a year before Davy's but it was enclosed in glass and as such prone to breaking so just wasn't very good

Any truth in the rumour that, that was how Geordies (inhabitants of Newcastle-upon-tyne ) got there name. They held on to there Geordies when everyone else had moved on to Davy's version?


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