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These objects include the hand tools, safety equipment, personal items and machinery used by the miners of the Lancashire coalfields from the 18th century to the 1980s.
Coal mining rescue apparatus helmet
Helmet, part of rescue apparatus for use in coal mining.
Pit-bottom miner's safety lamp
Pit-bottom miner's safety lamp made by Protector. Type CT33A, No 51.
'Handling materials through shafts' sign
'Handling materials through shafts' sign, coal mining collection.
Miner's token, c. 1900. Miners check issued to donor's grandfather, John Young, who was an engine driver on surface at Moston Colliery C.1890-1910.
Lowne's patent colliery air me
Lowne's patent colliery air meter, made by T. B. Winter & Son, Newcastle, c.1880.
Miner's drink token from Pendl
Miner's drink token from Pendlebury Miners Welfare C.1975
Lapel badge issued by National
Lapel badge issued by National Union of Mineworkers North Western Area
Magneto Safety Lamp Re-lighter
Magneto Safety Lamp Re-lighter. 1950. Manufacturer: The Protector Lamp & Lighting Co Ltd.
Agecroft Colliery sign
Agecroft Colliery sign stating: 'Contractors are not allowed to do any work on these premises intil they have been authorised in writing by the Colliery Manager;
Surveyor's instrument spirit level
Surveyor's instrument spirit level, coal mining. C.1950 Watts optical plumbet and canvas case
Group of 14 plastic miner's de
Group of 14 plastic miner's deployment checks, in white, green, red and blue. Incorrect photograph attached, see Y2002.19.99.1 for photograph of all forty deployment checks.
Gas cap demonstrator, made by J H Naylor
Gas cap demonstrator, made by J H Naylor. Bedward Gas Cap Demonstrator. Used at Bold Colliery before old Boston Training Centre, Haydock.
Agecroft Colliery banner fittings
Agecroft Colliery banner fittings, coal mining. Silver plated metal base, fitting closely to orange celluloid (?) cover, domed, cracked.
Duguids Ltd Hay's type portabl
Duguids Ltd Hay's type portable gas analyzer, c. 1960
Lockable battery box
Exploder key and lockable battery box 1980s. Coal mining collection
Badge, issued by National Coal
Badge, issued by National Coal Board to coal delivery men
Mitten with reinforced palm fo
Mitten with reinforced palm for onsetter and man-handling tubs, c. 1950
Model of a semi-mechanised coal getter, 1966
Model of a semi-mechanised coal getter. 1966 Model Rocky Mountain Continental Divide Tunnel Jumbo on track and base, 1966.