Miscellaneous

Miners Domestic Firewood Blocks

Miners Domestic Firewood Blocks. There was an unwritten agreement in the Collieries of South Wales that each working Miner was entitled to one block of wood per day for domestic use, for fire-wood. The blocks (as seen above in the featured image and left) were 9″ x 6″ inches on average and were cut by the working Miners, from timber ... Read More »

Cwmtillery Colliery – Steam Winder Indicator.

Cwmtillery Colliery Steam Winder Indicator. Made of Brass. Size is 20″ x 3″inches. This Brass hand used to indicate where the cages were in the shaft during winding. This indicator hand is from Cwmtillery Colliery, Abertillery. Taken from there when the steam winding engines were replaced with electrical winders sometime in the 1940s or 1950s. There were 2 winders in ... Read More »

N.C.B. Coal Sack

N.C.B. Coal Sack. This sack is made of Hessian with an Metal N.C.B. name plate with Copper rivets. There is also faint N.C.B. lettering imprinted on the front of the sack. Size of the sack is 31″ x 26″ inches. The National Coal Board used to give Concessionary Coal Allowances to its employees. The amount of the allowance of coal varied ... Read More »

An Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron & Coal Co Ltd Ink Blotter

An Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron & Coal Co Ltd Ink Blotter. Made of Glass and a Chalk, Plaster material. Size 4″ x 3″ x 1″ inches. The sticker states it is a Combined Paperweight and Ink Blotter made by the London Sand Blast Decorative Glass Works Ltd, 58a Grey’s Inn Road, WC. The Company. The Ebbw Vale Steel Iron & ... Read More »

Section of Bridge Haulage Rail

Section of Haulage Rail. This is a small section of a Bridge rail for the Colliery Haulage system. Made of Iron. Size 7″ long x 1 1/2″ high x 3″ inches wide. The lengths of rail (typically around 10′ feet long) were butted together and were then attached to Wooden sleepers by the use of dog nails. The Bridge rail ... Read More »

Section of Flange Haulage Rail

Section of Haulage Rail. This is a small section of a Flange rail for the Colliery Haulage system. Made of Iron. Size 7″ long x 2″ high x 2″ inches wide. The lengths of rail (typically around 10′ feet long) were held together with a pair of Fish Plates and four dome-head rail bolts. The rails were then attached to ... Read More »

A Pit Head Baths – P.H.B. Soap Box

A Pit Head Baths – P.H.B. Soap Box, with some of the original inner dividers. The box held 72 bars of soap unwrapped. Made from Cardboard. Size 12″ x 10″ x 8″ inches. The National Coal Board supplied the bars of  Colgate – Palmolive Soap to the Colliery Canteens for the miners to purchase. These bars had the initials P.H.B. ... Read More »

Old Miners Clay Pipe Made By Thomas White – Scotland

                             Thomas White of Scotland 1823 – 1876 This is a Coal Miners old Clay tobacco smoking pipe, It has the makers mark T. W. in a circular cartouche and the design of a Miners Lamp and a Pick and Shovel on each side of the bowl (as seen in the images). Size 5″ x 1 1/2″ inches.   Read More »

Old Miners Clay Pipe Made By Thomas White – Scotland

                             Thomas White of Scotland 1823 – 1876 This is a Coal Miners old Clay tobacco smoking pipe, It has the makers mark T. W. in a circular cartouche and the design of a Miners Lamp and a Pick and Shovel on each side of the bowl (as seen in the images). Size 5″ x 1 1/2″ inches. Read More »

Old Miners Clay Pipe Made By Thomas White – Scotland

                            Thomas White of Scotland 1823 – 1876 This is a Coal Miners old Clay tobacco smoking pipe, It has the makers mark T. W. in a circular cartouche and the design of a Miners Lamp and a Pick and Shovel on each side of the bowl (as seen in the images). Size 5″ x 1 1/2″ inches. Read More »

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