Mining Items

A Conveyor Belt Puller

A Conveyor Belt Puller. Made of Iron. Size 5″ x 5″ x 3″ inches.  This tool was used to pull the lengths of conveyor belting along the structure ready for stitching together. The mechanism is pivoted in a way that the grip on the jaw is tightened by pulling the handle. There is a small grub-screw on the grip which ... Read More »

Miners Domestic Firewood Blocks

Miners Domestic Firewood Blocks. There was an unwritten agreement in the Collieries of South Wales that each working Miner was entitled to one block of wood per day for domestic use, for fire-wood. The blocks (as seen above in the featured image and left) were 9″ x 6″ inches on average and were cut by the working Miners, from timber ... Read More »

A letter from the Great Western Railway Company – To the Cwmnantygroes Colliery Six Bells

A letter from the Great Western Railway Company – To the Cwmnantygroes Colliery Six Bells. A letter from the Great Western Railway Company, Assistant Managers Office, Paddington – To the Cwmnantygroes Colliery Six Bells. This letter dated February 20th 1893 was sent in connection with a query about the “Railway Sidings” at Hafod Van Colliery, Six Bells, on land leased ... Read More »

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