Shot Firing

A Vintage USA Miners Black Powder Container

A Vintage USA Miners Black Powder Container. A Vintage USA Miners Black Powder Container. This old Tin container has a Brass threaded screw top and a loop handle. Used by the American Miners to carry explosive powder into the work place. Used in the 19th and 20th century. Size 5″ x 3″ inches, excluding the handle. Read More »

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. Size 7″ x 5″ x 2″ inches. This type of case was made from a thick belting like material with back belt hoop made from Brass (as seen left) and a Brass locking mechanism. This smaller case has compartments made with Bakelite strips to hold 10 Detonators.      Read More »

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. Size 8″ x 7″ x 4″ inches. This type of case was made from a thick belting like material with 2 back belt hoops (as seen left) and a Brass locking mechanism. This larger case has compartments made with Bakelite strips to hold 40 Detonators. Read More »

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case – Cwmtillery Colliery

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. Size 8″ x 7″ x 4″ inches. This type of case was made from a thick belting like material with 2 back belt hoops (as seen left) and a Brass locking mechanism. This larger case has compartments made with Bakelite strips to hold 40 Detonators. This Detonator Case is from Cwmtillery ... Read More »

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. Made by Remploy-N.C.B. Opened with a Brass Shotfiring Key, it has compartments for 40 Detonators and intact belt hoops at the back of the case (as seen left). Size 8″ x 5″ x 3″ inches.     Read More »

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case

A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. A Mines Shotsman’s Detonator Case. Made by “Ryland”. This type of case was made from Tin with Bakelite inner compartments to hold 10 detonators and belt hoops on the back (as seen left). Size 6″ x 4″ x 2″ inches.         Read More »

Detonator Usage Card – Cwmtillery Colliery

Detonator Usage Card. This Detonator (double sided) Usage Card is from Cwmtillery Colliery, Abertillery. Size 5 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ inches. These cards were issued to the Shotsman along with the Detonators at the Powder Magazine. The Shotsman would have to record the day issued, pouch number, the date issued, Det numbers, i.e. the various delay’s issued, wire colours, where ... Read More »

Mining OHMS Meters

Mining OHMS Meters. OHMS Meters. Made by Davis of Derby. Used in shotfiring to measure the resistance of the circuit to check for breakages in the wiring. The one on the left is older pre-N.C.B. and sized 4 1/2″ x  3″ x 2″ inches. The one on the right is newer post-N.C.B. and sized 6″ x  3 1/2″ x 2″ inches. Read More »

Shotsman’s Keys

Shotsman’s Keys. A Shotsmans Keys. An assortment of keys a shotsman would carry in his duties. A Brass battery, container key, Detonator case keys, and other types for different purposes. Read More »

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