Mining Items

Six Bells Colliery – Miners Oil Lamp

Six Bells Colliery – Miners Oil Lamp. A Thomas and Williams Ltd of Aberdare, Miners Oil Lamp No24. The lamp has the name Six Bells stamped along the Brass air-vents (as seen in the image) and also on the inside at top of the oil reservoir. The Lamp is made from Steel, Iron and Brass. Size 10″ x 3 1/2″ ... Read More »

South Wales Collieries – Mobile Winder Information File

South Wales Collieries – Mobile Winder Information File. This official N.C.B file for the use of the Mobile Winder in the case of any accident of breakdown of the fixed-winders was compiled by the N.C.B for the purpose of cataloguing the details of each shaft in the collieries of South Wales that was open in the early to late 1980s. ... Read More »

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 »

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