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Posted: 09/12/2010 00:08:14
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Found this whilst looking for info on Acme picks. Smile

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Posted: 09/12/2010 00:46:46
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Whitehouse Bros of Cannock were one of the biggest Mining tool suppliers in the UK,quality steel. IP: 86.154.227.50
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Posted: 09/12/2010 05:52:12
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Whitehouse Bros of Cannock seem to have made a fair range of good tools over the years. Smile
Did they cease trading or change their name in the late 1950s?

Edit: One should not lend a favorite modified pick to someone who may use it as a crowbar! Sad



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Posted: 09/12/2010 11:06:58
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I don`t know what happened to them,i was thinking about that the otherday when making a leg for another Mandrel

Thats where the Welsh Collier`s Hatchet got its name Ty Gwyn,you cannot get handles for these anywhere,unless you put in a minimun order of 500,so have to make ones myself.
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Posted: 09/12/2010 12:16:51
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Got one of those Distington Mine Car Plates in the link, came from Hem Heath when the salvage was in.
Just wish I could remember who I lent my pick to Cursing
Had to use a new one I was saving for posterior, when I buried the cat!

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Posted: 09/12/2010 12:27:36
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Talking of picks, does anyone know where I can buy a miner's pick, the type with a hammer one side and pick on the other?

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Posted: 09/12/2010 20:45:08
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Callled a poll pick, I believe. Only ones I've ever seen have been jolly old. Maybe have a word with a good blacksmith? IP: 78.145.132.115
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Posted: 09/12/2010 20:45:49
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Manicminer wrote:

Talking of picks, does anyone know where I can buy a miner's pick, the type with a hammer one side and pick on the other?


That would be a Roadmans Pick in the Colliery,the pick for digging to sink a sleeper and the Hammer end for knocking in the cramps.

I`m sure i`ve seen Chinese ones for sale on e-bay,but suspect the quality are not up to much.

You could try Carter Tools,Derbyshire-Yorkshire if i remember correctly.
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Posted: 09/12/2010 21:34:37
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Not sure what this is, fits the description of a pick but is more 'hammer sized.



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Posted: 09/12/2010 21:41:32
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Graigfawr wrote:

Callled a poll pick, I believe. Only ones I've ever seen have been jolly old. Maybe have a word with a good blacksmith?


Any smith worth their salt should be able to make one out of an old hammer - if I wanted one I'd convert a 2 or 3lb ball pein hammer. Don't ask me to do it unless you're willing to wait two years for me to get round to making it though! Laugh

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Posted: 09/12/2010 22:00:47
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Morlock wrote:

Not sure what this is, fits the description of a pick but is more 'hammer sized.



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That could be a Slaters hammer or a Raking out hammer,used to clean out joints between stones in a wall before plastering
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Posted: 09/12/2010 22:06:44
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Poll-pick is the cornish term I believe.

They were on sale in this country in the 1990's as we used them all the time. I never got to ask where they bought them from. Derbyshire or Cornwall probably.

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Posted: 09/12/2010 22:24:12
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Still made somewhere in Yorkshire I think, Edd bought some miners tools recently from a place that supplies UK coal, will ask him who it was, he may pick this post up later when he's online too.

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Posted: 10/12/2010 08:04:44
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Fawns foot axe handles are still made by faithfull tools UK.

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Posted: 10/12/2010 10:23:50
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It would be nice if there was somewhere these could be purchased, I would like one and it could even act as a disincentive for people to remove artefact ones from mines which I have worked on to reopen.

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Posted: 10/12/2010 10:28:21
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Ifor Lamp wrote:

Fawns foot axe handles are still made by faithfull tools UK.

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Fit an Axe handle into a Ty-Gwyn head,which is 2-3 times as heavy as an Axe head,and you will have a Top heavy hatchet,
The reason for a Curved handle for a Collier`s hatchet,its down to balance.
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Posted: 10/12/2010 10:34:56
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Richard Carter Ltd of Huddersfield supply Miner`s picks and shovels,check out thier on-line catalogue,but no roadman pick like the one inquired about,but a good blacksmith could easily convert. IP: 217.43.127.53
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Posted: 10/12/2010 13:17:55
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Some very nice tools and handles there Ty Gwyn. Smile IP: 86.31.199.232
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Posted: 10/12/2010 13:54:36
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there were several in the stores at Combe Down. One of the miners used one for chipping pockets for setting the stemple for the core drill, knocking in wedges and general uses.

I've also seen them used for knocking pandrol clips in and out again on the pre-fabricated sleepers on tunnelling jobs - the tapered end is useful for knocking out, you need an accurate, sharp but not particularly heavy blow.
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Posted: 10/12/2010 19:01:51
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I have several miners picks of different types..(dont know the names) one type you can knock off the pick head by knocking a slotted pin out. the others are kist small picks. put fotos on in wanted.

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