Shot Firing

A Mines Shotsman’s Explosives Battery – Sieman’s Explosives Blasting Machine

Sieman’s Explosives Blasting Machine. Siemans Brothers & Co London – Mining Blasting Machine. This is an early Mining Explosives Blaster, made by Siemans Brothers & Co London. Made from Oak Wood, with Brass and Leather fitments. Size 7″ x 5 1/2″ x 5″. Weight is 5kg.  With Winding Handle, Fire Button, Holding Strap (as seen left) and Brass screw terminals. ... Read More »

A Mines Shotsman’s Explosives Battery – Marstons

A Marstons Shotfiring Battery. A Mines Shotsman’s Battery 12 Shot Exploder. “The Excelsior”. Made by Marston. Made from a Plastic top section and an alloy base. It has a shoulder strap. Size 8″ x 4″ x 4″ inches. This Battery was from Roseheyworth Colliery, Abertillery. PLEASE NOTE : THIS BATTERY HAS BEEN DISABLED AND IS FOR COLLECTION DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. Read More »

A Mines Shotsman’s Explosives Battery – Beethoven Mark I

A Mines Shotsman’s Battery – Beethoven Mark I. A Mines Shotsman’s Battery. This was a Dynamo Condensor type, multiple shot battery known has a “Beethoven”. This battery is the Mark 1. Made from Black Bakelite material with a webbing strap handle. Size 11″ x 6″ x 5″ inches.     The Beethoven Winding Key. The key (as seen right) was ... Read More »

A Mines Shotsman’s Explosives Battery – Beethoven Mark II

A Mines Shotsman’s Battery – Beethoven Mark II. A Mines Shotsman’s Battery. This was a Dynamo Condensor type, multiple shot battery known has a “Beethoven”. This battery is the Mark 2. Made from Black Bakelite material with a webbing strap handle. Size 11″ x 6″ x 5″ inches.     The Beethoven Winding Key. The key (as seen right) was ... Read More »

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container. This Explosives Container is the large version, it has a Brass locking mechanism. Capable of holding 40 Powder Pills. Size 11″ x 9″ inches. After years of use below ground the locking mechanism would get blocked with muck and dirt, the container lid would not lock properly. The dirt, dust and muck would have to ... Read More »

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container. This Explosives Container is the large version, it has a Brass locking mechanism. Capable of holding 40 Powder Pills. Size 11″ x 9″ inches. After years of use below ground the locking mechanism would get blocked with muck and dirt, the container lid would not lock properly. The dirt, dust and muck would have to ... Read More »

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container. This Explosives Container is the smaller version, it has a Brass locking mechanism and a side strap with a buckle (as seen left) to keep the container lid secure. Capable of holding 20 Powder Pills. Size 11″ x 7″ inches. After years of use below ground the locking mechanism would get blocked with muck and ... Read More »

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container. A Miners Powder Container. This type was made from steel with a hasp clasp, a hinged lid and 2 carrying handles (top and side). Capable of holding about 10 Powder Pills. Size 9″ x 5″ inches. This Powder Tin would have originally been painted Light Grey. Read More »

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container

Miners Explosives Powder Pill Container. This is an old vintage explosives container with a Brass locking mechanism, capable of holding 16 Powder Pills. This tin is opened with the key off the Shotsmans Spike. Made from Tin. Size 13″ x 7″ x 5″ inches.         Read More »

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