Tools

A Dobbie Key

A Dobbie Key. A Dobbie Key. Made from hollow Iron tube, solid Iron head. Size 16″ inches long. Head 2″ inches wide. Handle 1″ inch diameter.  This key was used to pump up the Hydraulic Dobbie Pit Props on the coal face by placing the key into the pumping valve on the side of the prop and move the key ... Read More »

A Dowty Key

A Dowty Key. A Dowty Key. Made from solid Iron. Size 14 1/2″ inches long. Head 2″ inches wide. Handle 3/4″ of an inch diameter.  This key was used to pump up the Hydraulic Dowty Pit Props on the coal face by placing the key into the pumping valve on the side of the prop and move the key (left ... Read More »

A Huwood Mining Blast Pick

A Huwood Mining Blast Pick. A Huwood Mining Blast Pick. Made from Iron. Size 18″ inches long. This small blast pick was made by “Huwood”. These picks were powered by compressed air and were known as “Punchy Picks” perhaps different names were given to them in other collieries? The bottom collar will unscrew to insert the pick bit. Read More »

A Little Giant Mining (Type 1) Blast Pick

A Little Giant Mining (Type 1) Blast Pick. A Little Giant Mining (Type 1) Blast Pick.. Made from Iron. Size 20″ inches long. This small blast pick named “Little Giant”. These picks were powered by compressed air and were known as “Punchy Picks” perhaps different names were given to them in other collieries? The bottom collar will unscrew to insert the pick bit (which ... Read More »

A Little Giant Mining (Type 2) Blast Pick

A Little Giant Mining (Type 2) Blast Pick. A Little Giant Mining (Type 2) Blast Pick. Made from Iron. Size 19″ inches long. This small blast pick named “Little Giant”. These picks were powered by compressed air and were known as “Punchy Picks” perhaps different names were given to them in other collieries? The bottom collar will unscrew to insert the pick bit (which ... Read More »

Punchy Pick Bits

Punchy Pick Bits. Punchy Pick Bits. Three Punchy Pick Bits. One Flat end bit.  One 4 Pointed tapered bit.  One 4 Pointed snub bit.  Made from Iron. Size 18″ x 1″ inches 16″ x 1″ inches 16″ x 1″ inches. The shoulder is 3″ inches down from the top of each Bit to stop it from falling out of the machine after inserting it ... Read More »

Huwood Oil Bottles

Huwood Oil Bottles. Huwood Oil Bottles. Size 4″ x 2″inches. These were produced by Huwood to lubricate their blast picks, they are made from plastic and Brass. Read More »

Bradney Pullers

Bradney Pullers. Bradney Pullers. The Bradney Pullers came in 4 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 ... Read More »

Sylvester’s Pullers

Sylvester’s Pullers. Sylvester’s Pullers. The Sylvester’s Pullers came in 4 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. He invented them as a safe way to extract timbers from the coal face, they were used for ... Read More »

A Miners Pull Lifts

A Miners Pull Lifts. A Miners Pull Lifts. A ratcheted hook and chain lifting device. 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 you set off, if a dram ... Read More »

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