Miscellaneous

A Dowty Hydraulic Pit Prop

A Dowty Hydraulic Pit Prop. This is a Dowty brand hydraulic pit-prop known as the “Dowty Duke”. There was an earlier design made by Dowty which had a different pumping mechanism and key. Made from iron. Size 3′ feet x 5″ inches. There were two types of hydraulic pit-prop of this same design used in the colliery in the 1970’s, ... Read More »

A Pair of Colliery Dram or Tub Shackles

A Pair of Colliery Dram Shackles. This is a pair of colliery dram or tub shackles, each with a five link connective length. Exclusive of the connector ends the lengths of shackles varied in linkage from one to five (in odd numbers) and sometimes longer in length to give a varying distance between drams to be able to carry long ... Read More »

A Section of the Cwmtillery Colliery Flight Rope

A Section of the Cwmtillery Colliery Flight Rope. This section of flight, aerial ropeway steel rope was found on-site at Cwmtillery Colliery. It is a half-lock coil, burden rope, this was the rope the flight buckets would travel upon while being pulled by the haulage rope.  The section of rope is 20″ inches in length by  1 and a 1/4″ ... Read More »

A Knocky-Up Board

A Knocky-Up Board. This iron framed slate board is from the North Eastern coalfields and widely used down as far as the Midlands. These wrought-iron and slate boards were screwed onto the front of the miners houses upon which the occupants would chalk the time they wanted to get up in the morning, a “knocker-upper” employed by the company would ... Read More »

Gullick Limited – Hydraulic Pressure Gauge

Gullick Limited – Hydraulic Pressure Gauge. This gauge made by Gullick Limited of Wigan was to show the pressure of the hydraulic roof props under ground. It shows the pressure in tons per square inch. Made from brass. Size 5″ x 5″ x 6 1/2″ inches. Gullick Brothers – Mining Engineers. Founded in 1920 by Geoffrey and Donald Gullick, the ... Read More »

Ebbw Vale Steel Iron & Coal Company Bronze Name Plate

Ebbw Vale Steel Iron & Coal Company Bronze Name Plate. This is a name plate taken from a piece of machinery from one of the collieries belonging to the Ebbw Vale Company. Made from bronze. Size 3″ x 2″ inches. The Ebbw Vale Steel Iron & Coal Company was a reconstruction of the old Ebbw Vale Company and was officially ... Read More »

Ebbw Vale Steel Iron & Coal Company Brass Name Plate

Ebbw Vale Steel Iron & Coal Company Brass Name Plate. This is a name plate taken from a piece of machinery from one of the collieries belonging to the Ebbw Vale Company. Made from brass. Size 4″ x 3″ inches. The Ebbw Vale Steel Iron & Coal Company was a reconstruction of the old Ebbw Vale Company and was officially ... Read More »

Playing Cards – Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd

Playing Cards. This set of playing cards was produced by Waddingtons for the Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd, South Wales. This set is pre-N.C.B. Used around the 1930’s 1940’s. The Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd had these playing cards manufactured in two different colours, there are a red pack (as seen left and above in the main featured image) and ... Read More »

Playing Cards – Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd

Playing Cards. This set of playing cards was produced by Waddingtons for the Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd, South Wales. This set is pre-N.C.B. Used around the 1930’s 1940’s. The Powell Duffryn Associated Collieries Ltd had these playing cards manufactured in two different colours, there are a black pack (as seen left and above in the main featured image) and ... Read More »

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