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2001/84/278 Safety lamp and brass wicks, Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay, brass/glass, made by the Protector Lamp and Lighting Company Pty Ltd, made in Eccles, England c.2000. Click to enlarge.

Olympic 'mother flame' lamp for the Sydney Olympic Torch Relay

Made
This is one of two miner's lamps that transported the Olympic 'mother flame' from Greece to Sydney in 2000. It was made by the Protector Lamp & Lighting Company in Eccles, Manchester, England in the Garforth GR6S style - a solid brass and glass body with a standard weight of 3.75 pounds, and standard height of ten inches. This lamp now reflects some of the strategies essential to transporting the Olympic flame across continents, and demonstrates the importance of burning the "mother flame" at …

Summary

Object No.

2001/84/278

Object Statement

Safety lamp and brass wicks, Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay, brass/glass, made by the Protector Lamp and Lighting Company Pty Ltd, made in Eccles, England c.2000

Physical Description

Safety lamp and brass wicks, Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay, brass/glass, made by the Protector Lamp and Lighting Company Pty Ltd, made in Eccles, England c.2000

Lamp with two wicks. Eccles brand safety lantern, made from solid brass with a glass sleeve. Included with the lantern are two brass wicks with cotton swabs on the end. One wick is longer than the other.

Production

Notes

Designed by the Protector Lamp and Lighting Company Pty Ltd

Made by Protector Lamp and Lighting Co Ltd, North Eccles, Manchester, England c.2000

History

Notes

Used in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay (12 May-15 Sep. 2000) to hold the Olympic Flame.

Made for and owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after use in the Games.

Source

Credit Line

Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection. Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001

Acquisition Date

5 October 2001

Cite this Object

Harvard

Olympic 'mother flame' lamp for the Sydney Olympic Torch Relay 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 October 2021, <https://ma.as/502918>

Wikipedia

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