Cwmtillery Colliery – Experiments with Iron Pit Props

Cwmtillery Colliery – Experiments with Iron Pit Props

Cwmtillery Colliery Experiments with Iron Pit Props.
In October 1929 an article in the “Ebbw Vale Works Magazine” stated experiments with Iron Pit-Props conducted at Cwmtillery Colliery had proved successful. The number of Iron Props in use were 12,107 and the number of Flats were 2,177. As a result of the change from Wooden Props to Iron Props the timber consumption was reduced considerably. It was also noted that where Iron Props were used in conjunction with Steel Arches, the quantity of timber was reduced to a small amount, with a great saving in working costs.

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