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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.
Safety lamp unlocker made
Safety lamp unlocker made by The Protector Lamp and Lighting Co. Ltd. c1960. Strong magnet.
Coal microscope slides
Samples of coal slices so thin as to be translucent and mounted on microscope slides.
Key fob issued by Edward Ormer
Key fob issued by Edward Ormerod & Co. Ltd., makers of safety detaching hooks and suspension gear
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.
Notice, Mines and Quarries Act 1954
Notice (small text), Mines and quarries act 1954 - exemption from section 24.
Coal mining stick or gas probe
Stick, coal mining. Listed as Gas Probe on Lancashire Coal Mining list. Manufacturer unknown.
'Davy' miner's oil safety lamp
'Davy' miner's oil safety lamp made by J.H. Naylor Ltd, Wigan c.1840
Breathing apparatus, coal mining
Breathing apparatus, coal mining, Blackets Mills type, Aeropher Breath. App., from Boothstown Rescue Station.