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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.
'Davy' miner's oil safety lamp
'Davy' miner's oil safety lamp made by J.H. Naylor Ltd, Wigan c.1840
Electrical shot-firing apparatus
Electrical shot-firing apparatus, single shot 'low tension exploder', also called "little demon" exploder, 1940, coal mining.
Magnadet toroid and dummy detanator
Magnadet toroid and dummy delay detonator, coal mining.
'ATM' Intrinsically safe mining telephone
'ATM' Intrinsically safe telephone for use in mines.
Key fob issued by Edward Ormer
Key fob issued by Edward Ormerod & Co. Ltd., makers of safety detaching hooks and suspension gear
'Flomaster' electronic anemometer in leather case, made by Abbirko Instruments Ltd.
Sign - 'Danger, no unauthorise
Sign - 'Danger, no unauthorised person to touch this switchgear'
Agecroft Colliery sign
Agecroft Colliery sign stating: "All Persons who come up the Pit before the end of Shift Times must hand in their Tallies to the Banksman even if they intend to go down again"
Bank hall colliery support rules
Two bank hall colliery support rules signs, white sign on red wooden board. One describes the system of support for advance headings, the system of support for coal headings and system of support for junctions and the system of support for rippings. The second decsribes the system of support for shearer faces and the system of support for hand filled faces. Coal mining collection.
Sign - 'Lamp Station"
Sign - Lamp inspection at the lamp station, 'Lamp Station no person shall pass this station...' C.1960
Magneto safety lamp relighter
Magneto safety lamp relighter made by the Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd, Eccles, 1950
Notice, Mines and Quarries Act 1954
Notice (small text), Mines and quarries act 1954 - exemption from section 24.