Mining Items

Photometer

Photometer. A Colliery Lamproom Photometer. Manufactured by Oldham & Son Ltd, Lamps. Made from Wood, Metal and Leather. Size 15″ x 10″ x 10″ inches. Date unknown. These Photometers were used to measure the brightness of the Miners Cap Lamps. The inside of the Photometer is painted white with an internal diffuser and a light gauge. The activated Cap Lamp ... Read More »

Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd – Coal Consignment Note

Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd – House Coal Consignment Note. This was a House Coal Consignment Note. From Cwm Colliery Beddau.  Dated 8th December 1937.   House Coal Consignments. House Coal was allocated to all Miners on condition that the Miner had to be a householder or the oldest person in the household that worked in the colliery. Only one person ... Read More »

New Stubbin Colliery – Invoice for 3 Canaries

New Stubbin Colliery. An Invoice for 3 Canaries purchased for £0.15s.0d., by the Right Honourable Earl Fitzwilliam of the New Stubbin Colliery at Rawmarsh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. From Dr J. T. Quinney at New Cottages Upper Haugh. Dated 7th July 1932. The cost of the 3 Canaries was 15 Shillings, equivalent to £46.20p in today’s money. Read More »

N.C.B. Training Certificates

N.C.B. Training Certificates. Two National Coal Board Training Certificates from the Oakdale Training Centre, Oakdale Colliery. One Surface Training Certificate from between the period 26th February 1968 to 1st March 1968. The other is an Underground Training Certificate between the period 6th January 1969 to 3rd February 1969. These Certificates are my brother’s Mr Michael Christopher John Bennett issued for ... Read More »

Marine Colliery Certificate

Marine Colliery Certificate. A Certificate of appointment of an Officer under the Coal Mines Act of 1911, awarded to Mr Thomas Graydon to act as Ropeway Motors Attendant at the Marine Colliery, Cwm. Dated 6th May 1947. This Certificate issued by the N.C.B., was originally printed for the Powell’s Tillery Steam Coal Co Ltd, though struck-through and rubber stamped with ... Read More »

Marine Colliery Certificate

Marine Colliery Certificate. A Certificate of appointment of an Officer under the Coal Mines Act of 1911, awarded to Mr Thomas Graydon to act as Surface Pumps Motors Attendant at the Marine Colliery, Cwm. Dated 30th November 1948. This Certificate issued by the N.C.B., was originally printed for the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron & Coal Co Ltd, though struck-through and ... Read More »

A Dobbie Key

A Dobbie Key. A Dobbie Key. Made from hollow Iron tube, solid Iron head. Size 16″ inches long. Head 2″ inches wide. Handle 1″ inch diameter.  This key was used to pump up the Hydraulic Dobbie Pit Props on the coal face by placing the key into the pumping valve on the side of the prop and move the key ... Read More »

A Dowty Key

A Dowty Key. A Dowty Key. Made from solid Iron. Size 14 1/2″ inches long. Head 2″ inches wide. Handle 3/4″ of an inch diameter.  This key was used to pump up the Hydraulic Dowty Pit Props on the coal face by placing the key into the pumping valve on the side of the prop and move the key (left ... Read More »

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