Mining Safety Items

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm. This Ringrose Firedamp Alarm was made by I.G.D. Ltd the International Gas Detectors Limited of Leeds, England. Made from aluminium, glass, iron and brass. Size 10″ x 4″ x 4″ inches. Dated to the 1960’s 1970’s?   These aluminium Ringrose Firedamp Alarms were later produced with a metal casing and also a plastic casing, the plastic ... Read More »

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm. This Ringrose Firedamp Alarm was made by I.G.D. Ltd the International Gas Detectors Limited of Leeds, England. Made from metal, glass, iron and copper. Size 9 1/2″ x 3″ x 3″ inches. Dated to the 1970’s-1980’s?   These metal Ringrose Firedamp Alarms were later produced with a plastic casing and also made slightly larger. Read More »

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm

A Ringrose Firedamp Alarm. This Ringrose Firedamp Alarm was made by I.G.D. Ltd the International Gas Detectors Limited of Leeds, England. Made from plastic, glass, iron and brass. Size 10″ x 4″ x 4″ inches. Dated to the 1970’s-1980’s. These Ringrose Firedamp Alarms were made with a steel casing and also a later plastic casing version. Read More »

M.S.A. Methane Detector

M.S.A. Methane Detector. Made from a metal alloy, plastic, glass, steel and iron. Size 9 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ inches. This large M.S.A methane detector was designed to be powered by a cap lamp battery with a specially designed stainless steel top with two power cable attachments, one to power the methanometer and the other to power ... Read More »

Old Methanometer and Gas Bulb

Old Methanometer and Gas Bulb. Made from plastic, glass, steel, iron and rubber. Size 13″ inches in total length – Case 7″ x 2 1/2″ x 3″ inches. The rubber bulb is 6″ inches. (More information to come).   Read More »

An Auto Firedamp Detector and Alarm MKII

An Auto Firedamp Detector and Alarm MKII. This is an auto firedamp detector and alarm – Ministry of Power firedamp detector approval No.12. It detects firedamp gas from 0% to 3%. The unit has a hanging hook and a magnetic lock to access the battery housing. Manufactured by English Electric, made in England by the E. E. Co Ltd. Made ... Read More »

A Miners First-Aid Tin

A Miners First-Aid Tin. A miners first-aid tin and original padlock & key, from Fife, Scotland. Made from tin. SizeĀ  6″ x 5″ x 2 1/2″ inches. This first-aid tin has some of its original contents, 2 large plain bandage, 2 medium bandages, 1 small plain bandage, 2 roll bandages, 2 finger bandages made by Paragon Brand. Mines Department Coal ... Read More »

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 two sizes, the smaller of the two was the first issue, (late 1960’s to the late 1970’s) it would give you approximately 1 hour protection ... Read More »

Miners Self Rescuer – Small Different Design

Miners Self Rescuer – Small. 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. Size 4″ x 3″ x 2 1/2″inches. These rescuers were only effective against smoke and carbon monoxide in cases ... Read More »

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