Mining Items

Miners Oil Lamp – Open Gauze Lamp

Miners Oil Lamp – Open Gauze Lamp. Made from Iron and Brass. Size 9″ x 3″ inches. Date unknown, though it has some type of a locking mechanism on the oil reservoir. All parts are numbered. This lamp had an open gauze on top of the glass. Later lamps had a Steel or Aluminium Bonnet to protect the gauze.  Read More »

Miners Oil Lamp Spikes

Miners Oil Lamp Spikes. Made of Iron. Size 11″ x 1 1/2″ and 10″ x 1 1/2″ These Oil Lamp Spikes were used by the Colliers on the Coal Face, they would be hammered into the timbers and the Oil Lamp would be hung from the hole in the spike.   Read More »

Lamproom Sealing Wax

Lamproom Sealing Wax. Made from Wax. Size 4″ x 1/2″ x 1/2″ inches. This Sealing Wax with a wick was used to seal the release pins in place in the Cap-Lamp bezel so that no-one could access the air tight lens and bulb to expose the electrical parts. The wick would be set alight to melt the wax enabling it ... Read More »

Conveyor Belt Clips

A Box of Conveyor Belt Clips. The box of Galvanised clips were made in England by “Bat Fasteners” Hawkshead, P.O. Box 2, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 9SD.  The box is full and complete containing eight 9″ inch combs with a spacing of 7mm between hooks.  The “Bat Fasteners Co” was a member of the Jackson Fasteners Ltd, a group of companies ... Read More »

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 »

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