Mining Safety Items

Miners Self Rescuers

Miners Self Rescuers. Miners Self Rescuers. These rescuers were only effective against smoke and carbon monoxide in cases of fires underground. They would NOT protect you against mine gases such as Methane etc. The Self Rescuers came in 2 sizes, the smaller of the two was the first issue, (late 1960s to the late 1970s) it would give you approximately ... Read More »

Miners Self Rescuer – Small Different Design

Miners Self Rescuer – Small. Size 4″ x 3″ x 2 1/2″inches. This Self Rescuer MSA W265 is of a slightly different design with a more angular top casing used in Germany and other European countries.made by MSAs partner, Auer in Berlin. Never used generally in the UK. These rescuers were only effective against smoke and carbon monoxide in cases ... Read More »

Miners Self Rescuer – Small

Miners Self Rescuer – Small. Size 4″ x 3″ x 2 1/2″ inches . This Self Rescuer MSA W265 was the first design. These rescuers were only effective against smoke and carbon monoxide in cases of fires underground. They would NOT protect you against mine gases such as Methane etc. The Self Rescuers came in 2 sizes, the smaller of ... Read More »

Miners Self Rescuer – Large

Miners Self Rescuer – Large. Size 6″ x 3″ x 2 1/2″ inches. This Self Rescuer MSA W65 was the second design. These rescuers were only effective against smoke and carbon monoxide in cases of fires underground. They would NOT protect you against mine gases such as Methane etc. The Self Rescuers came in 2 sizes, the smaller of the ... Read More »

Air Sampling Pump and Sampling Cylinders

Air Sampling Pump and Sampling Cylinders. Made from Steel, Brass and Rubber. Size Pump 14″ inches (closed), 20″ inches (extended). Cylinders 9″ x 1″ inches. The Air Sampling Pump was used to take air-samples for testing. The Cylinders would push and screw into the pump on a bayonet style fitting and the Pump would work like a bicycle pump action ... Read More »

A Mines Rescue Team Members Belted Harness

A Mines Rescue Team Members Belted Harness. A Siebe Gorman Proto¬†MK 4. It has the “ACME RESCUE” Rubber bulb Whistle, Nose Clip, shoulder straps a large front pocket to hold the Breathing Apparatus and a bolted bracket at the back to hold the Oxygen tank. Made from Canvas, Leather Felt and Iron. (front view). Below is an original N.C.B. Mines ... Read More »

A Mines Rescue Team Members Belted Harness

A Mines Rescue Team Members Belted Harness. A Siebe Gorman Proto MK 4. It has the “ACME RESCUE” Rubber bulb Whistle, Nose Clip, shoulder straps a large front pocket to hold the Breathing Apparatus and a bolted bracket at the back to hold the Oxygen tank. Made from Canvas, Leather Felt and Iron. (back view). Below is an original N.C.B. ... Read More »

Siebe Gorman & Co Ltd Mines Rescue Air-line Bellows

Siebe Gorman & Co Ltd Mines Rescue Air-line Bellows. These Siebe Gorman Bellows were used in conjunction with the Smoke Proof Helmet, (made by the same company) They were connected to the helmet with a flexible air-line. The apparatus was widely used by the Mines Rescue Teams throughout the United Kingdom in the early 1900s. Made from Mahogany Wood, Leather ... Read More »

A Coal Gas Indicator

A Coal Gas Indicator An old Short’s Coal Gas Indicator & Leather Case. Made from Brass and Leather. Size 5″ x 3″ inches. Dated to the 1900s but I am unsure of the exact date. This instrument was made by Short’s, I have also seen indicators like this made by Short & Mason. I don’t know which makers predates each ... Read More »

An M.S.A. Automatic Firedamp Detector

An M.S.A. Automatic Firedamp Detector. M.S.A. Automatic Firedamp Detector, Type AFD-1. Size 11″ x 4″ x 3″ inches. It has a steel hanging hook and a mesh detecting sensor at the top with a Red warning light at the bottom. Firedamp is a flammable gas including Methane that is found in all coalmines, the word damp is a collective name ... Read More »

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