Mining Items

The Marine Colliery Pithead Baths – Opening Ceremonial Plaque

The Marine Colliery Pithead Baths – Opening Ceremonial Plaque. The original opening ceremonial Pithead Baths Plaque. Made from a copper alloy with white lettering inlay. Size of the plaque is 18″ x 24″ inches. Size with the mount is 24″ x 30″ inches. Weight of the plaque is 9kgs, with mount it is 13.7kgs. The Official Opening. On Saturday 4th ... Read More »

A Victor Lamp

A Victor Lamp.  This Victor Lamp L-406 was found locally and was used underground in one of the Abertillery Coalmines. It is made from Iron and a soft Metal Alloy and Glass. Size 14″ inches x 8″ inches. Weight 7.6kgs. This lamp would have been used in the 1960’s and 1970’s and placed on most conveyor belt transfer points etc. ... Read More »

Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris – Miners Lamp

Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris – Miners Lamp. This miners safety flame lamp with an exposed gauze was manufactured by Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris in about 1914. Made from Iron, Brass and Copper.  Size 9″ x 3″ inches. Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris. Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham and Morris were founded in 1814. The company originally ... Read More »

Tirfor Pullers

Tirfor Pullers. Made of Tin and Iron. Size 22″x 8″x 2″ inches. Rope made of Steel 18′ feet long, though came in many various lengths. The unit was anchored by the attached hook, the steel wire with another hook attached goes through the body of the machine and is gripped by two sets of claws that open and close while ... Read More »

Tirfor Pullers

Tirfor Pullers. Made of Tin and Iron. Size 22″x 8″x 2″ inches. Rope made of Steel 18′ feet long, though came in many various lengths. The unit was anchored by the attached hook, the steel wire with another hook attached goes through the body of the machine and is gripped by two sets of claws that open and close while ... Read More »

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 »

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