Miners Battery – Cap Lamp.
Miners Battery – Cap Lamp. Made by Oldham, England.
This lamp still has the Keyring and Manpower Check attached to it. These manpower checks were plain blank brass token with just the miners lamp number stamped into it and was introduced into Roseheyworth Colliery in the late 1970s. Suction tubes were installed from the Banksmans cabin up and along the headgear across the yard and into the Lamproom office. Before you descended the pit the Banksman would take your check and send it back to the Lamproom to prove you were underground. These new Manpower Checks did away with the old big Brass ones.