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Davy Collection

Background imageDavy Collection: Colonel Crockett

Colonel Crockett. David Crockett, holding up hat and rifle, with three dogs. Date c1839

Background imageDavy Collection: Science / Gillray Satire

Science / Gillray Satire
New Discoveries in Pneumaticks! A satire on the Royal Institution: Thomas Young experiments on Hippisley, Humphry Davy at the bellows, Rumford by the door

Background imageDavy Collection: England / Penzance 1950S

England / Penzance 1950S
Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall, England. The building with Ionic columns is the Market House, with the statue of Sir Humphry Davy, born in Penzance, in front

Background imageDavy Collection: DAVY CROCKETT 1786-1836

DAVY CROCKETT 1786-1836
DAVY CROCKETT American backwoodsman, hunter, magistrate and legislator who became a revered figure in the US political world before his death defending the Alamo

Background imageDavy Collection: Winching men up from the coalface - Wales

Winching men up from the coalface - Wales. Note the Davy lamp hanging off the belt of the man in the centre. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDavy Collection: Curie, Marie and Pierre

Curie, Marie and Pierre
In their laboratory in Paris shortly after being awarded the Davy medal for their work by the Royal Society

Background imageDavy Collection: Humphry Davy / World Invt

Humphry Davy / World Invt
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY Engineer and inventor

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett
David Crockett (1786 - 1836) - celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician; referred to in popular culture as Davy Crockett

Background imageDavy Collection: Market Jew Street with Davy statue, Penzance, Cornwall

Market Jew Street with Davy statue, Penzance, Cornwall
Market Jew Street with Humphry Davy statue, Penzance, Cornwall. The name of the street comes from the Cornish Marghas Yow, meaning Thursday Market. The scientist Humphry Davy was born in Penzance

Background imageDavy Collection: Mining Safety Lamps

Mining Safety Lamps
Safety lamps, invented by Davy in England and modified by Mueseler, in use in a French coal-mine

Background imageDavy Collection: At the Coal Face / 1842

At the Coal Face / 1842
By the light of a Davy safety lamp, two miners work at the coal face

Background imageDavy Collection: Sir Humphry Davy in a mine with his safety lamp

Sir Humphry Davy in a mine with his safety lamp. circa 1815

Background imageDavy Collection: Miner at work within the Great Harwood Colliery

Miner at work within the Great Harwood Colliery - digging our Cock Bridge House Coal " so much esteemed for us in Farm

Background imageDavy Collection: Lords Of The Air

Lords Of The Air
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Lords Of The Air, words and music by Michael North and Davy Burnaby. The image portrays a saluting young British military man. Date: 1939

Background imageDavy Collection: DAVY CROCKETT DIES

DAVY CROCKETT DIES
DAVY CROCKETT Davy Crockett dies at the Alamo. Date: 1786 - 1836

Background imageDavy Collection: Rue Davy, Avenue de St Ouen, Paris, France

Rue Davy, Avenue de St Ouen, Paris, France
Rue Davy, off the Avenue de St Ouen, 17th arrondissement, Paris, France. Date: 1900s

Background imageDavy Collection: Rue Davy from Rue Balagny, Paris, France

Rue Davy from Rue Balagny, Paris, France
Rue Davy from the Rue Balagny, 17th arrondissement, Paris, France. Date: 1900s

Background imageDavy Collection: The Company of the Co-optimists, October 1921

The Company of the Co-optimists, October 1921
Nine of the ten Co-Optimists, a variety revue in London. From left to right (top row) Phyllis Monkman, Laddie Cliff, Elsa Macfarlane, Stanley Holloway; (second row) Betty Chester

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy Burnaby caricatured by Garretto

Davy Burnaby caricatured by Garretto
Actor and entertainer George Davy Burnaby (1881 - 1949), caricatured by Garretto in The Bystander. Burnaby appeared in numerous films but was also well known for forming The Co-optimists a revue

Background imageDavy Collection: The Alamo Monument in Austin, Texas

The Alamo Monument in Austin, Texas
A monument to the battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. A small obelisk sits on plinth decorated with a skull and cross bones, with the name Crockett engraved on it. Date: 1836

Background imageDavy Collection: FALL / GREAT DANE / 1938

FALL / GREAT DANE / 1938
CHLOE OF OUGHTON Owned by Davy. Head study. Date: 1938

Background imageDavy Collection: SAFETY LAMP IN MINE

SAFETY LAMP IN MINE
Safety lamps, invented by Davy in England and modified by Mueseler, in use in a French coal-mine Date: 19th century

Background imageDavy Collection: The Worthing Pier Pavilion. Performing were the Co-Optimists

The Worthing Pier Pavilion. Performing were the Co-Optimists, a variety revue from London starring: Laddie Cliff, Elsa Macfarlane, Stanley Holloway, Davy Burnaby, Melville Gideon, Babs Valerie

Background imageDavy Collection: The Duchess of York at the Abercynon Colliery, South Wales

The Duchess of York at the Abercynon Colliery, South Wales - she is being shown a Davy Safety lamp (and how it works) by one of the miners Date: 1933

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy Crockett Bear Fight

Davy Crockett Bear Fight
DAVY CROCKETT Armed with a knife and axe, Davy Crockett fights a bear. How the bear has annoyed him isn t clear, though a new jacket may be on the cards

Background imageDavy Collection: Cerura vinula, puss moth

Cerura vinula, puss moth
Watercolour on paper, c.1831 by Elizabeth Davy (d.1836). From the Elizabeth Davy collection of Butterflies & moths. Held in the Library and Archives Date: circa 1831

Background imageDavy Collection: Zonguldak, Turkey - Miners

Zonguldak, Turkey - Miners
Zonguldak (formerly Heraclea), a city and the capital of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. An important coal mining centre. Miners and general staff of the Goelik Coalmine

Background imageDavy Collection: Christmas decorations and bank, Penzance, Cornwall

Christmas decorations and bank, Penzance, Cornwall
Christmas decorations looking nice in the twilight in Penzance, Cornwall, with a neoclassical Lloyds Bank building on the left. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageDavy Collection: Music cover, Lords of the Air, WW2

Music cover, Lords of the Air, WW2, words and music by Michael North and Davy Burnaby. 1939

Background imageDavy Collection: Jacques Davy Du Perron

Jacques Davy Du Perron
JACQUES DAVY (or Davi) DU PERRON French churchman, cardinal archbishop of Sens, Grand Aumonier de France Date: 1556 - 1618

Background imageDavy Collection: Sir H Davy / Penzance

Sir H Davy / Penzance
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY Scientists birthplace in Penzance, Cornwall Date: 1778 - 1829

Background imageDavy Collection: Shop window with model of German blockade, WWI

Shop window with model of German blockade, WWI
A shop window of Messrs Bassett-Lowke, a model-makers in High Holborn showing a diorama of the results from Germanys blockade policy

Background imageDavy Collection: Cartoon, Scientific Researches

Cartoon, Scientific Researches! New Discoveries in Pneumaticks! or, an Experimental Lecture on the Powers of Air, by James Gillray

Background imageDavy Collection: Pteronotus davyi fulvus, Davys naked-backed bat

Pteronotus davyi fulvus, Davys naked-backed bat
A Davys naked-backed bat (Pteronotus davyi fulvus) photographed in Belize by Frank Greenaway

Background imageDavy Collection: Red Cloud: by Legal Tender, He by Davy Crockett, (pacer) Dam

Red Cloud: by Legal Tender, He by Davy Crockett, (pacer) Dams pedigree unknown. Date c1874

Background imageDavy Collection: Gentleman holding up The Winning Post Paper

Gentleman holding up The Winning Post Paper
A jolly gentleman (" Sir Davy" Stephens of Kingstown)holding up a poster for The Winning Post run by Roberts Sievier. He used the publication to attack those he disliked on the turf

Background imageDavy Collection: Theatre, famous names of 1925 by Nerman

Theatre, famous names of 1925 by Nerman
A series of caricatures of some of the most famous names of the London stage in 1925, including Austin Melford, Cicely James, Gilbert Childs, Anita Elson, Davy Burnaby, Betty Chester

Background imageDavy Collection: Humphry Davy / Experiments

Humphry Davy / Experiments
Humphry Davy, whilst director of the laboratory of the Pneumatic Institution, Clifton, investigates the effects of nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

Background imageDavy Collection: The Monks Rock

The Monks Rock, near the Faeroes, is a menace to shipping and has sent many a stout sailor to Davy Joness Locker

Background imageDavy Collection: At the Coal Face / 1910

At the Coal Face / 1910
Two hundred yards underground, two coal workers, Davy safety lamps at their side, undercut the coal face, preparing it for blasting

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy Tests his Lamp

Davy Tests his Lamp
Humphry Davy tests his safety lamp, designed to operate in gassy mines without fear of sparking an explosion

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy / After Lonsdale

Davy / After Lonsdale
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY Scientist

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy / Thomson

Davy / Thomson
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY scientist

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy / Roffe / Lamp

Davy / Roffe / Lamp
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY scientist (and his safety lamp)

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy / Phillips

Davy / Phillips
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY scientist

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy / Scriven / Lawrence

Davy / Scriven / Lawrence
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY scientist

Background imageDavy Collection: Davy / Thomson / Lonsdale

Davy / Thomson / Lonsdale
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY scientist

Background imageDavy Collection: DAVY / POLLET / 1834

DAVY / POLLET / 1834
SIR HUMPHRY DAVY Scientist



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