Pullers and Lifts

A Set of Brothers Lifting Chains

A Set of Brothers Lifting Chains. This is a set of two pairs of lifting chains known as “brothers”, two lifting chains with hooks attached to one large centre link. These chains came from Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire, England. Made from iron. Size 4′ foot in length. Read More »

A Set of Block and Tackles

A Set of Block and Tackles. This set of lifting blocks is from Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire, England.  Made from iron and metal. Size of the pulley body is 12″ x 7″ x 6″ inches. The lifting chain is 9′ foot 6″ inches long. The pulley chain is 14′ foot long in a 7′ foot loop.   Read More »

Tirfor Pullers

Tirfor Pullers. Made from tin and iron. Size 22″x 8″x 2″ inches. The rope is made of steel and is 18′ feet long, though came in many various lengths. The unit was anchored by the attached hook, the steel wire with another hook attached goes through the body of the machine and is gripped by two sets of claws that ... Read More »

Tirfor Pullers

Tirfor Pullers. Made from tin and iron. Size 22″x 8″x 2″ inches. The rope is made of steel and is 18′ feet long, though came in many various lengths. The unit was anchored by the attached hook, the steel wire with another hook attached goes through the body of the machine and is gripped by two sets of claws that ... Read More »

Bradney Pullers

Bradney Pullers. The Bradney pullers came in four-parts, the sword, box, handle and load pulling chain. Made from iron. Size – Handle 3′ feet long. Box 7″ x 5″ x 3″ inches. Sword 3′ feet long. The Bradney pullers were made by the Bradney Co of Cradley Heath, Birmingham and was made from the same design as the Sylvester’s pullers ... Read More »

Sylvester’s Pullers

Sylvester’s Pullers. The Sylvester’s pullers came in four-parts, the sword, box, handle and load pulling chain. Size – Handle 3′ feet long. Box 6″ x 4″ x 2″ inches. Sword 3′ feet long. The Sylvester’s pullers were invented by Mr Walter Sylvester 1867-1944. They were invented as a safe way to extract timbers from the coal face, they were used ... Read More »

A Miners Pull Lifts

A Miners Pull Lifts. This is what was known as a pull-lifts. A ratcheted hook and chain lifting device. Made from iron. Size 31″ x 5″ inches. Used underground to lift or pull heavy objects. Apart from being used by many occupations below ground you would always have to have a set of pull-lifts on your journey of supplies before ... Read More »

A Chain Load Binder

A Chain Load Binder. This is what was known as a chain load binder. Also known as a toggle-binder. Made from high tensile steel and iron. Size – The handle mechanism is 18″ inches and the chain is 15′ feet long. This type of binder was also called a “Toggle Binder” in Rose Heyworth Colliery, different names were given to ... Read More »

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