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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.
Water flask, around 1920, used by coal miners to take water or tea underground.
Powder Bag- Metal container wi
Powder Bag- Metal container with carrying handle on a side. Manufacturer unknown. Part of Coal Mining Collection.
Vibration measuring device
Vibration measuring device, coal mining. It is listed as 'Testing Apparatus for Gas Caps (2)' on Lancashire Mining Museum Inventory.
Notice regarding passage between mine cars
Notice regarding passage between mine cars, about 1940
Safety lamp unlocker made
Safety lamp unlocker made by The Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd. c1960. Strong magnet.
Group of 18 coal tub motties f
Group of 18 coal tub motties from Old Meadows Colliery, c. 1930.
Bickershaw Colliery time books day shift box
Empty rectangular wooden box, cream, with 'Time books day shift' painted in green on the front, 'Bickershaw' written on the back. Lid missing as indicated by screw holes on back where hinges were.
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Mor
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Morris Ltd miner's safety lamp, c. 1910
Collection of four coal miner'
Collection of four coal miner's tally sticks, 1740s, Wigan 4' seam.
Photometer from Agecroft Colliery
Photometer from Agecroft Colliery, made by Oldham & Sons, Denton.
First Aid Tins
Four first-aid tins, with worn red and white paint, by Acme, Bold Colliery. One tin contains two packs of finger dressing.
Pocket watch, presented to Jam
Pocket watch, presented to James Roper, Under Manager, Plank Lane Colliery on his retirement.
Explosive cannister or 'powder case'
Explosive cannister or 'powder case' used by coal miners to carry permitted explosives underground.
Sign, coal mining.
Sign, coal mining, operating and safety instructions for electric winding engines.