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Topic: Protector type 6 striker wheel ? HELP !
Aditaddict

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/10/2012 23:37:23   Subject: Protector type 6 striker wheel ? HELP !
Hey thanks chaps for the offers and advise
I'm in north Manchester . I'll try prizing it off tomorrow
If i get in can i just solder it back on (if its ok) ?

Update I have got it
Topic: Protector type 6 striker wheel ? HELP !
Aditaddict

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 01/10/2012 22:37:56   Subject: Protector type 6 striker wheel ? HELP !
Hi ! as i've already posted , i have started to collect Protector lamps
I have a few now and all are in full working condition , except my latest acquisition
it's a 1983 type 6 with brass c
Topic: Comedy sale of the day
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/09/2012 22:51:24   Subject: Comedy sale of the day
[quote="Llion"]
Shame about the £5 p & p, or i'd have it for £1.20 just for a laugh :lol: :lol:[/quote] Here's a better one :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Solid-10-Oak
Topic: Comedy sale of the day
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/09/2012 21:57:26   Subject: Comedy sale of the day
[quote="owaincbrown"]I'm guessing from the lack of any ventilation that it's very safe as you couldn't ever light the wick and casing being made of wood not going to raise a spark if you dropped it :
Topic: Comedy sale of the day
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 28/09/2012 18:40:51   Subject: Comedy sale of the day
I'm no expert but this guy claims that his "Expert" dates this "Wooden Protector G6RS " to as far back as 1830
i have informed him that lamps were usually made of metal , and the G6RS was not pro
Topic: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/09/2012 01:15:44   Subject: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
2 out of 2 for me , less than three mins each time ::)
Topic: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/09/2012 23:10:29   Subject: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
[quote="exspelio"][quote="Aditaddict"]I used a ringshank nail about 40mm long i bent the nail slightly to get round the leg , i hit the nail a few times with the side of a pair of pliers then spun the
Topic: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/09/2012 22:04:43   Subject: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
I used a ringshank nail about 40mm long i bent the nail slightly to get round the leg , i hit the nail a few times with the side of a pair of pliers then spun the flint wheel and banged the base again
Topic: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
Aditaddict

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/09/2012 08:57:25   Subject: Protector Lamp and Lighting Co of Eccles - flints
I have found with both lamps i bought that when not used for many years the flints swell up and jam in the igniter
I solved this by tapping a small nail / panel pin into it and cleaning it out <
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 18/09/2012 09:25:46   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Yes thanks for that , my spillage went into kitchen roll , which i then threw outside (didn't want to chance the waste bin )
bye the way , love the pic of "part of your collection"seems i have a
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 17/09/2012 09:06:26   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Yes i think i have LoL
I just love the quality of the work that has gone into these lamps , only fault i can see is they are difficult to fill up, or is that me ?
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 16/09/2012 08:56:22   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Thanks ! i have been toying with the idea of collecting one of each model in the Protector / Eccles range your picture suggests there may be more than i thought LoL
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 13/09/2012 21:52:44   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Thanks again for the help and info
in the last two weeks i have bought two Protector (not proctor) Type 6 lamps both seem to be brand new and are in imaculate condition after a quick clean they
Topic: Mystery Object
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2012 21:31:26   Subject: Mystery Object
[quote="Mazza"]I'm pleased to confirm that this is indeed a clothes dryer / airer. Made by Servis in the 1960s. I met my husband two years ago and this object was part of the deal! He'd bought one
Topic: Coal Authority's exciting new map tool
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2012 09:19:31   Subject: Coal Authority's exciting new map tool
[quote="exspelio"][quote="Aditaddict"]how does it work there are over 50 coal mines around where i live , but can't see any ?[/quote]

Punch in your postcode to search, then zoom in till you
Topic: Coal Authority's exciting new map tool
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/09/2012 09:18:50   Subject: Coal Authority's exciting new map tool
[quote="exspelio"][quote="Aditaddict"]how does it work there are over 50 coal mines around where i live , but can't see any ?[/quote]

Punch in your postcode to search, then zoom in till you
Topic: Coal Authority's exciting new map tool
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/09/2012 20:56:21   Subject: Coal Authority's exciting new map tool
how does it work there are over 50 coal mines around where i live , but can't see any ?
Topic: Book - The Forgotten Mines of Sheffield
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/08/2012 09:34:17   Subject: Book - The Forgotten Mines of Sheffield
I have just bagged one for £9.50 off Amazon
there is another seller on there want between £138/£150 for his three copies
Andy
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 27/08/2012 21:27:12   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
[quote="Moorebooks"][quote="Aditaddict"]Thanks for the replies and info
Proctors are still in production and are the ones supplied to light the Olympic torches
The only problem is they cos
Topic: Just bought this;
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 27/08/2012 21:15:43   Subject: Just bought this;
[quote="RJV"][quote="Roy Morton"][quote="Aditaddict"]looks like the front peak has been cut off[/quote]

Maybe to accomodate a carbide lamp. Some of them had water tanks that woud bump again
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 27/08/2012 16:13:00   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Thanks for the replies and info
Proctors are still in production and are the ones supplied to light the Olympic torches
The only problem is they cost £360 new , that is why i'm looking at
Topic: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 27/08/2012 12:04:50   Subject: Miners safety lamp. Which ?
I am looking to buy a couple of safety lamps for gas testing bad air etc
there seems to be hundreds of replicas mainly emanating
from E Thomas Williams in Wales
IYHO which would be t
Topic: Just bought this;
Aditaddict

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 26/08/2012 22:27:23   Subject: Just bought this;
looks like the front peak has been cut off
Topic: Any one know anything about this mining lamp I bought ? Also another item ?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/07/2012 09:46:37   Subject: Any one know anything about this mining lamp I bought ? Also another item ?
[quote="Breeze"][quote="rufenig"]The brass item is a replica lamp made for the tourist market.
Try to take it apart or look into the "chimney" are there any pieces of wire gauze in there?
Is
Topic: Does anyone recognise this place?
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/07/2012 12:21:46   Subject: Does anyone recognise this place?
[quote="AR"]Were these two before or after Phil Vincent cocked up the Black Shadow by clagging covers all over it and turning it into the Black Prince?[/quote] well after , vincent ceased production i
Topic: Does anyone recognise this place?
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 03/07/2012 01:05:34   Subject: Does anyone recognise this place?
Apparently modeled on this the Ariel Leader !

[img]http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic-bikes-2/1960-ariel-leader.jpg[/img]
Topic: Does anyone recognise this place?
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 01/07/2012 10:13:09   Subject: Does anyone recognise this place?
There are exceptions to every rule
and in the LE's case the police seemed to have most of them
now that was a perfect match LoL :lol:
[img]http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/uploadedI
Topic: Walna Scar Quarries
Aditaddict

Forum: North West England   Posted: 28/06/2012 02:26:42   Subject: Walna Scar Quarries
Hi i was in there last year and climbed over the wall
i was suprised to find the shaft which must have been dug from below as there isn't enough room to have drilled or picked it from above due t
Topic: Mining Legacy
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2012 08:35:32   Subject: Mining Legacy
Sounds like someone is trying to justify more government funding for his department, instead of cuts
Topic: Does anyone recognise this place?
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/06/2012 14:21:36   Subject: Does anyone recognise this place?
[quote="AR"]"Said Red Molly to James, that's a fine motor bike....."[/quote]
From the days When motorbikes looked like motorbikes ;D
Topic: Does anyone recognise this place?
Aditaddict

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 19/06/2012 08:55:18   Subject: Does anyone recognise this place?
Vellocette Venom ?

[img]http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/1961-velocette-venom-1.jpg[/img]
Topic: Is this a real lamp ?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/06/2012 11:43:30   Subject: Is this a real lamp ?
I think that clearly says 194C E and think the date is 54/ meaning 1954 ?
Anyone know ?
Topic: Is this a real lamp ?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/06/2012 00:36:09   Subject: Is this a real lamp ?
Chorus :
I'm just a small lamp nobody loves me
i'm just a small lamp powered by a battery
giving me the power for my single LED
Not much glow not much glow
not much glow dow
Topic: Is this a real lamp ?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2012 09:15:27   Subject: Is this a real lamp ?
It's a What ? [img]http://smf.citymancs.com/forum/Smileys/smilies_smf%282%29/2funny.gif[/img]
Topic: Is this a real lamp ?
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2012 19:18:52   Subject: Is this a real lamp ?
Been watching this on Ebay IMO it looks like a real bad copy
it's lines are too crisp and looks unused
in fact it's the most unconvincing lamp ever ?
and the name tag ?

htt
Topic: Hole-in-Bank Coal Mine
Aditaddict

Forum: North West England   Posted: 30/05/2012 17:49:06   Subject: Hole-in-Bank Coal Mine
It might not have had shafts , the name suggests it's a drift mine
Topic: Coal Dram for sale finishes in one hour
Aditaddict

Forum: North America   Posted: 05/05/2012 21:56:56   Subject: Coal Dram for sale finishes in one hour
I saw this the other week but forgot to post it
if anyone wants one it's finishing soon

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120902718433?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Topic: 9 miners trapped underground in Chile
Aditaddict

Forum: North East England   Posted: 09/04/2012 11:16:27   Subject: 9 miners trapped underground in Chile
reports say they are trapped behind an 8 mtr blockage at an illegal gold mine in a place called Ica they are getting oxygen
water and soup through a tube that runs through the blockage
Topic: DAW MILL TO CLOSE
Aditaddict

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 17/03/2012 10:10:01   Subject: DAW MILL TO CLOSE
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]Theres a good link to an article in the Guardian regarding Dawmill,on Welshcoalmines.
Gives a bigger picture to the problems at the colliery.[/quote]

I always thought
Topic: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2012 11:24:00   Subject: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
[quote="rhychydwr1"][quote="grahami"][quote="Aditaddict"]£40.00 now with 5+ days left ![/quote]


What's Candles to Caplamps going for now - shouldn't be much since I posted it on here!
Topic: DAW MILL TO CLOSE
Aditaddict

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 14/03/2012 19:28:57   Subject: DAW MILL TO CLOSE
According to Sky news Daw Mill one of our last remaining coal mines could be shut down as early as 2014 when existing reserves run out !
As UK Coal restructure the business !
so no new inves
Topic: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/03/2012 19:52:30   Subject: cwmorthin slate quarry book on ebay
£40.00 now with 5+ days left !
Topic: Thrang Crag Slate Mine
Aditaddict

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/03/2012 09:16:07   Subject: Thrang Crag Slate Mine
Now i thought the shaft was sunk through solid rock ?
you had more luck than me as i climbed down to the lower car park but could not find any way into the adit at the bottom of the shaft as it s
Topic: UK counties without underground mines
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/02/2012 17:47:46   Subject: UK counties without underground mines
surrey ?
Topic: The Rossendale Coalfield - new book
Aditaddict

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/02/2012 19:41:40   Subject: The Rossendale Coalfield - new book
Just bagged one off Amazon £8.83 inc free postage

Jubbly ! ;D

10 left new and used !
Topic: Mystery Object
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2012 17:05:46   Subject: Mystery Object
It's a dining table with the smoke glass top missing ! ;D
Topic: Moel Fferna - artifact theft
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/02/2012 10:12:40   Subject: Moel Fferna - artifact theft
Sounds a bit like sawing the branch off a tree which you are sat on ! ;D
Topic: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/02/2012 09:53:27   Subject: No wonder so much stuff disappears!
Back on sale

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAST-IRON-STOP-VALVE-WHEEL-MOUNTED-SLATE-/270911139890?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item3f138ff032
Topic: Mather of Manchester Engine at Pen-y-Bryn Slate Quarry
Aditaddict

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 31/01/2012 11:50:45   Subject: Mather of Manchester Engine at Pen-y-Bryn Slate Quarry
I assume Mather later became Mather and Platt ?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mather_%26_Platt
Topic: Gas masks in coal mines
Aditaddict

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2012 23:56:13   Subject: Gas masks in coal mines
Do they work on the Bi products after you have eaten it though ? ;D
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