Electrical Items

A Victor Lamp

A Victor Lamp.  This Victor Lamp L-406 was found locally and was used underground in one of the Abertillery Coalmines. 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. The lamp ... Read More »

Colliery Lock-Out Key – Lock Out Box

Colliery Lock-Out Key – Lock Out Box. A 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 1970’s. Commonly known as lock-out boxes. These lock-out boxes were bolted to the framework of conveyor belts (about fifty yards apart) and ... Read More »

Colliery Lock-Out Key

Colliery Lock-Out Key. A colliery lock-out key – Lock out box. Made by the Communication & Control Engineering Company. Model PK-190s. Made from metal, plastic and rubber. Size 10″ x 5″ x 3″ inches. Date 1980’s. These lock-out boxes were connected with each other by long lengths of wire and cable and bolted to the framework of conveyor belts at ... Read More »

Electricians Lock-Out Safety Tool and Lock

Electricians Lock-Out Safety Tool. Made from steel. The pad-lock is made from plastic and brass. Size – Lock-Out Tool 7 1/2″ x 3″. Pad Lock 5″ x 2″ inches. All the electrical panels on-off switches had safety holes which enabled the electrician to clamp this tool through the panel front and switch and would place a padlock through the holes ... Read More »

Shaft Signalling Bell

An Electric Shaft Signalling Bell. A colliery shaft signalling bell. Made by Plessey Communication Systems. Made from steel, cast iron and brass. Size 13″ x 6″ x 4″ inches. This type of bell was mounted in an upright position on a board above the bank of the shaft. These bells were used for signalling up and down the shaft for ... Read More »

A Shaft Signalling Key (Knocker Box)

Shaft Signalling Key. A colliery shaft signalling key, known as a knocker box. Made by Davis of Derby. Made from iron and cast iron. Size 6″ x 4″ x 2″ inches. These signalling keys were mounted onto the control panel in an upright position (as seen in the image left) and used to signal from pit-bottom to the bank to ... Read More »

An Amperes A.C. Meter

Amperes A.C. Meter. Made by the Weston Electrical Instrument Corp, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Model 155, Model No 67164. Made from wood, with rubber feet on the back and side of the unit, a leather carrying handle and two screw terminals on the top. Size 6″ x 6″ x 3″inches. Dated 1969.   Read More »

Vintage Millivolts Testing Machine

Millivolts Testing Machine. A vintage millivolts testing machine “The Megger” it has a flip over front tin plate gauge cover. Made from mahogany wood, tin-plate and has rubber feet on the bottom and side. Size 9″ x 7″ X 4″ inches.   Read More »

Electricians Circuit Tester – N.C.B.

Electricians Circuit Tester. This electricians circuit tester was used by electricians employed by the N.C.B. Made in Edgcumbe Peebles, Great Britain. Made from plastic, steel and leather. Size 6″ x 4″ inches. Used throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Read More »

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