Mining Items

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 »

Portable Mining Magneto Telephone

Portable Mining Magneto Telephone. A Portable Mining Magneto Telephone. Made by Ericsson. Type N-1834. Made from Mahogany Wood and Iron. Size 12″ x 7″ x 5″ inches. This telephone unit has an Ever Ready 3 volt battery incorporated into the back of the unit and a detachable winding key that can be inserted into the body through a covered hole ... Read More »

Portable Mining Magneto Telephone

Portable Mining Magneto Telephone. A Portable Mining Magneto Telephone. Made by Ericsson. Type N-1846. Made from Tin and Bakelite. Size 10″ x 6″ x 5″ inches. This telephone unit has its winding key integrated into the body. Dated 1948. Read More »

N.C.B. Toilet Roll

N.C.B. Toilet Roll. N.C.B. Toilet Roll manufactured for the National Coal Board to be used in their colliery Pit Head Baths. Made from thin Brown Paper. Size 4 1/2″ x 3″ inches. The roll has been scored in a zig-zag pattern along its width for tearing at every 6″ inches and the words “National Coal Board” is printed with Black ... Read More »

Colliery Lock-Out Key – Lock Out Box

Colliery Lock-Out Key – Lock Out Box. Colliery Lock-Out Key – Lock Out Box. Made by Stedfast Electrical Controls Ltd. Type S-2. Made from Cast Iron, Plastic and Brass. Size 8″ x 5″ x 5″ inches. Date 1970s. Commonly known as Lock-Out Boxes. These Lock-Out Boxes were bolted to the framework of conveyor belts (about fifty yards apart) and Panzer ... Read More »

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