Mining Items

Carbon Monoxide Detector – National Coal Board

Carbon Monoxide Detector – National Coal Board. This detector is the T. C. O. II type from the Scientific Department of the National Coal Board North Western Division. Made from iron, glass and plastic. Size 10″ x 9″ x 6″ inches. The detector has a hinged from compartment which is locked from the back with a cylinder lock. This piece ... Read More »

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm. This Ringrose Firedamp Alarm was made by I.G.D. Ltd the International Gas Detectors Limited of Leeds, England. Made from aluminium, glass, iron and brass. Size 10″ x 4″ x 4″ inches. Dated to the 1960’s 1970’s?   These aluminium Ringrose Firedamp Alarms were later produced with a metal casing and also a plastic casing, the plastic ... Read More »

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm. This Ringrose Firedamp Alarm was made by I.G.D. Ltd the International Gas Detectors Limited of Leeds, England. Made from metal, glass, iron and copper. Size 9 1/2″ x 3″ x 3″ inches. Dated to the 1970’s-1980’s?   These metal Ringrose Firedamp Alarms were later produced with a plastic casing and also made slightly larger. Read More »

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm. This Ringrose Firedamp Alarm was made by I.G.D. Ltd the International Gas Detectors Limited of Leeds, England. Made from plastic, glass, iron and brass. Size 10″ x 4″ x 4″ inches. Dated to the 1970’s-1980’s. These Ringrose Firedamp Alarms were made with a steel casing and also a later plastic casing version. Read More »

M.S.A. Methane Detector

M.S.A. Methane Detector. Made from a metal alloy, plastic, glass, steel and iron. Size 9 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ inches. This large M.S.A methane detector was designed to be powered by a cap lamp battery with a specially designed stainless steel top with two power cable attachments, one to power the methanometer and the other to power ... Read More »

Old Methanometer and Gas Bulb

Old Methanometer and Gas Bulb. Made from plastic, glass, steel, iron and rubber. Size 13″ inches in total length – Case 7″ x 2 1/2″ x 3″ inches. The rubber bulb is 6″ inches. (More information to come).   Read More »

An Auto Firedamp Detector and Alarm MKII

An Auto Firedamp Detector and Alarm MKII. This is an auto firedamp detector and alarm – Ministry of Power firedamp detector approval No.12. It detects firedamp gas from 0% to 3%. The unit has a hanging hook and a magnetic lock to access the battery housing. Manufactured by English Electric, made in England by the E. E. Co Ltd. Made ... Read More »

Gullick Limited – Hydraulic Pressure Gauge

Gullick Limited – Hydraulic Pressure Gauge. This gauge made by Gullick Limited of Wigan was to show the pressure of the hydraulic roof props under ground. It shows the pressure in tons per square inch. Made from brass. Size 5″ x 5″ x 6 1/2″ inches. Gullick Brothers – Mining Engineers. Founded in 1920 by Geoffrey and Donald Gullick, the ... Read More »

Colliery Surface Table Telephone

Colliery Surface Table Telephone. A miners table telephone with a crank handle, used for surface to underground or surface to surface communication. The front label states how to use the phone as follows – To call turn handle and lift handset… When finished replace handset and turn handle. The back of the telephone has a makers plate (as seen above) ... Read More »

Mr Arthur Scargill Toilet Roll – 1980’s

Mr Arthur Scargill¬† Toilet Roll – 1980’s. This toilet roll was issued by the Jarroy Company, London in the 1980’s. It’s still sealed but every sheet has Mr Arthur Scargill’s image printed upon them. The Jarroy Company also made a toilet roll with images of Mrs Margaret Thatcher printed on each sheet.           Read More »

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