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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.
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd miner's safety lamp, type SL, 1970
Hailwood and Ackroyd Ltd type
Hailwood and Ackroyd Ltd type 01 miners safety lamp, c. 1950
Hailwood's type 01 miner's lam
Hailwood's type 01 miner's lamp, with blue glass, made by Ackroyd and Best Ltd, Leeds, c.1925
coal mining axe
coal mining axe. Miner's Nadger Pick. Has hole in the wooden shaft for tool bar.
Miner's snap tin, metal, 'Acme
Miner's snap tin, metal, 'Acme' brand. Bought frin Uppermill Fair, November 1981.
Type B.E.3 miner's electric sa
Type B.E.3 miner's electric safety lamp made by the CEAG Miner's Supply Co. Ltd, Barnsley c.1930
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Mor
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Morris Ltd safety lamp, c. 1920 brass
Cage for reviving canary, with
Cage for reviving canary, with oxygen cylinder, made by Siebe Gorman & Co. Ltd, London.
W.E. Teale & Co. Ltd miner's s
W.E. Teale & Co. Ltd miner's safety lamp, c. 1911
The Wolf Safety Lamp Co. (Wm M
The Wolf Safety Lamp Co. (Wm Maurice) Ltd type FE2 miner's safety lamp, 1971
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miner
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector, c. 1960
Sectioned hydraulic prop made
Sectioned hydraulic prop made by Dowty Mining Equipment Ltd, c.1970. Mounted on wooden base.
Premier acetylene cap lamp
Acetylene cap lamp, coal mining use. Premier 'acetylene' cap lamp.
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.
Electric shot-firing apparatus
An M.E. 6 Mk1 six shot exploder, made by Marston Excelsior Limited, for use in the course of coal mining.
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co
Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd Type 6 flame miner's safety lamp, 1970
Naylor Marsaut miner's safety
Naylor Marsaut miner's safety lamp with double bifold burner, c. 1900
'Code of Shaft Signals' sign
'Code of Shaft Signals' sign for use in coal mine winding. C.1930
Sylvester, coal mining jacking
Sylvester, coal mining jacking device, Comprises ratchet bar with handle (and attaching block), chain and hook.. C.1940
Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Ltd tin
Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Ltd tin of Beacon Brand CM snuff, in tin, 1977
Diamond Jubilee brick
Brick, coal mining use. Staffordshire blue, 1897, stamped Diamond Jubilee.
The Wolf Safety Lamp Co (Wm Ma
The Wolf Safety Lamp Co (Wm Maurice) Ltd type 7RMBS flame safety lamp with relighter and magnetic lock, 1971
Pocket watch taken from the scene of the Pretoria Pit Disaster of 1910
Pocket watch taken from the scene of the Pretoria Pit Disaster of 1910 which claimed 344 lives, Lancashire's worst mines disaster. Stopped at 7.50 a.m. the watch was used to verity the time of the explosion. The watch belonged to William Davenport one of only three survivors. The blast ripped it out of his pocket and out of a protective carrying case. Davenport survived as a result of a tub being upturned over him, giving him enough clean air to survive until rescue arrived.
Brick engraved 'NCB AW'
Two bricks engraved 'NCB AW' Possibly refers to NCB Ackers Whitley of Bickershaw Colliery near Leigh, http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england16.html
The Protector Lamp and Lightin
The Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd type CT33A combustion tube safety lamp, c. 1935
Donkey jacket from Agecroft Co
Donkey jacket from Agecroft Colliery, black felt, with flourescent shoulders
Siebe Gorman & Co. Ltd miner's
Siebe Gorman & Co. Ltd miner's smoke helmet, c.1910.
U shaped sprag, used for braki
U shaped sprag, used for braking a coal tub down an incline, c. 1900
Victor Bulkhead Roadway electric lamp
Electric lamp, Victor Bulkhead Roadway, coal mining.
Miners dial, made by Troughton
Miners dial, made by Troughton & Simms, London, c.1850.
NCB Mine rescue service medal,
NCB Mine rescue service medal, 10 years service, 1959. Awarded to J. Farley Boothstown.