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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.
Magnadet toroid and dummy detanator
Magnadet toroid and dummy delay detonator, coal mining.
miner's helmet, white. C.1960 Three helmets. Fibre miner's helmets. Originally 1 of four donated. One of which bore a label.
Steam engine indicator
Richards' steam engine indicator, by Joseph Casartelli.
Flint-and-steel mill, also known as a Carlisle spedding steel mill, c. 1750
J H Naylor Ltd Marsault type safety lamp
J H Naylor Ltd Marsault type safety lamp, sectioned
J H Naylor Ltd. McLuckie Methanometer
J H Naylor Ltd. McLuckie Methanometer, c. 1950
Lancashire and Cheshire Coal Owners Rescue Station badge
Lancashire and Cheshire Coal Owners Rescue Station badge, for Permanent Corps
Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Ltd tin of Beacon Brand CM snuff
Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Ltd tin of Beacon Brand CM snuff, in tin, 1977
The Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd type MC40 safety lamp
The Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd type MC40 safety lamp, possibly dated 1948
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector
J H Naylor Ltd Spiralarm miners safety lamp and methane detector, c. 1960
Premier acetylene cap lamp
Acetylene cap lamp, coal mining use. Premier 'acetylene' cap lamp.
Coal miner's high-visibility j
Coal miner's high-visibility jacket from Cutacre opencast coal mine near Bolton.
Richard Johnson, Clapham & Morris Ltd miner's safety lamp, c. 1910
Two battery-less type L51 telephones by telephone MFG Co. Ltd.
2 Telephones in a tin boxes. Battery-less type L51. Manufactured by Telephone MFG Co. Ltd. of London.
NCB Mines rescue service medal
NCB Mines rescue service medal, 5 year service, 1955. Awarded to J. Farley Boothstown.
Miner's Lamp Pack
Coal miner's electric cap lamp, with battery pack, made by Oldham & Son Limited. Type R battery.
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.
Oil safety lamp, coal mining.
Miner's oil safety lamp with platinum wire re-lighter mechanism, coal mining. C.1920.
Key for use with an exploder box
Key for use with an exploder box, with integral pricker
Souvenir representing flame safety lamp
Souvenir representing flame safety lamp, c. 1980
Figurine, coal miner working at coal face. Painted
Figurine, coal miner working at coal face. Painted, polychrome. About 1960
The Protector Lamp & Lighting Co. Ltd safety lamp
The Protector Lamp & Lighting Co. Ltd safety lamp, c. 1930
Siebe Gorman & Co. Ltd miner's smoke helmet
Siebe Gorman & Co. Ltd miner's smoke helmet, c.1910.
British Empire Medal with box
British Empire Medal with box, and ribbon, awarded to Herbert Evitts of the Boothstown Rescue Station for rescue work at Lyme Colliery, Haydock, 1947.
Five dummy examples of coal mining explosives
Five dummy examples of coal mining explosives, each of a different type; 'Seamex' and 'Driftex' made by ECP, 'Penobel' and 'Polar Ajax' by Nobel's ICI.
Circular Colliery Ventilation Officer's calculator
Calculator- circular Colliery Ventilation Officer's calculator in a red pouch. Made by National Coal Board. Part of Coal Mining collection.
Pocket watch taken from the scene of the Pretoria Pit Disaster of 1910 which claimed 344 lives
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.
Sign - 'Treatment of electric shock'
Notice on treatment of electric shock. Lists mouth to mouth & nose to nose methods. C.1960.
Notice regarding passage between mine cars
Notice regarding passage between mine cars, about 1940
Mine Safety Appliances Co. Ltd Type W8 methanometer
Mine Safety Appliances Co. Ltd Type W8 methanometer, c. 1960