A Little Giant Mining (Type 2) Blast Pick

A Little Giant Mining (Type 2) Blast Pick.
Made from iron. Size 19″ inches long.

This small blast pick named “Little Giant”. These picks were powered by compressed air and were known as “punchy picks” perhaps different names were given to them in other collieries? The bottom collar will unscrew to insert the pick bit (which is featured on another page). This pick has a ratchet type unlocking mechanism on the collar to stop the vibrations unscrewing it when it’s in operation.

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