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Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 26/04/2019 07:10:06   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
[quote="staffordshirechina"]Why is it that people think that they used canaries to monitor oxygen??[/quote]

As an aside, Monday just gone was the 60th anniversary of a disaster at Walton Co
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
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Forum: North East England   Posted: 20/04/2019 07:40:20   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="BertyBasset"]Although if it were in a secure tunnel!![/quote]

Ahh, sorry. I thought you were proposing an alternative....

Topic: Tallies / Checks,
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 19/04/2019 08:38:26   Subject: Tallies / Checks,
Few more thoughts on checks. eBay chaps first attempts were a plain brass blank with copper numbers soldered to them. Very catchy looking but complete figments, problem being this is maybe 15 plus y
Topic: Tallies / Checks,
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2019 21:40:39   Subject: Tallies / Checks,
Yep, eBay man does polos as well, much the same treatment.
Another trick was that genuine checks would often have solder applied in order to cover an obsolete number. This method seems widely us
Topic: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
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Forum: North East England   Posted: 18/04/2019 12:05:21   Subject: Construction Phase of 'Woodsmith Mine' Launched by Sirius Minerals
[quote="BertyBasset"]I would have thought that a continuous conveyor system would be operationally more straightforward than having to load and unload a batch on and off a train.[/quote]

Po
Topic: Tallies / Checks,
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2019 10:03:06   Subject: Tallies / Checks,
Okay, just had a quick look on eBay (other sites are available :lol:) and didn't take long. Don't know how to link but here's the item number 253948041850 Have to feel sorry for the guy, he's selling
Topic: Tallies / Checks,
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/04/2019 08:36:36   Subject: Tallies / Checks,
Really not easy. The guy selling on eBay ( pointless to namedrop as he changes ) seems to have a start price of £9.99. He has been known to buy genuine blank NCB checks and then carefully stamp and a
Topic: New film of Brewery Shaft, Nenthead
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Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/03/2019 08:51:42   Subject: New film of Brewery Shaft, Nenthead
Enjoyed that, thanks.....
Topic: Woolley Colliery
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2019 08:01:50   Subject: Woolley Colliery
Situated in the village of Darton. Had my medical there around 1967.
Pre nationalisation was owned by Fountain and Burnley, Fountain lived in a large house across the valley from the pit and if
Topic: historic miners truck....chuckle chuckle !
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/02/2019 09:08:07   Subject: historic miners truck....chuckle chuckle !
Picture of the donor tub in a small ravine, now covered by tipping. Circa 1988.

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Topic: historic miners truck....chuckle chuckle !
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/02/2019 09:42:34   Subject: historic miners truck....chuckle chuckle !
I built this replica 4cwt narrow gauge coal tub in 2000. I needed a nice centre piece for a lamp collection, so came up with this.
An axle and two pedestals were obtained from an old mining site
Topic: Re Use off Images
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Forum: Scotland   Posted: 22/10/2018 09:22:44   Subject: Re Use off Images
[quote="Roger L"]hi John.
Is it me with other plans of Emley Flockton. I have plans from several source now.
Hope you are well[/quote]

Hi Roger, yes I'm good thanks.
No, not
Topic: Re Use off Images
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Forum: Scotland   Posted: 21/10/2018 11:02:26   Subject: Re Use off Images
No one bothered to ask me if they could use images of Shuttle eye colliery, which I've since seen on other sites.....

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Topic: Mine Tokens/Tallies.
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2018 08:00:57   Subject: Mine Tokens/Tallies.
Some good advice there, there is indeed someone knocking them up in his shed, he was at one time a member of this forum although I've not seen a post from him for several years. He even managed to pr
Topic: Crofton Co-op Colliery
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Forum: North East England   Posted: 22/07/2018 11:29:07   Subject: Crofton Co-op Colliery
Thanks for the update Mark. I was starting to fear the worst for this project, really good to hear the more encouraging news.
Topic: Rusty old miner's lamp
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Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/05/2018 20:44:46   Subject: Rusty old miner's lamp
[quote="Richard Cox"]Bottom duly attached


[photo]115225[/photo][/quote]

Pretty sure it's a Lancashire lamp and believe it is JH Naylor of Wigan. Hope this helps.
Topic: Rusty old miner's lamp
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Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 29/05/2018 15:20:18   Subject: Rusty old miner's lamp
Could be a Naylor of Wigan. Can you post a pic of the underneath of the oil vessel?
Topic: Bizarre shaft blockage!
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Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 21/05/2018 08:07:14   Subject: Bizarre shaft blockage!
Reminds me that, in the bottom of a stope at Longrake mine, there were a number of car tyres. They weren't modern either, I recall at least one had a diamond tread pattern, vintage style. Clearly th
Topic: Severn Tunnel
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/03/2018 07:40:12   Subject: Severn Tunnel
Really interesting film, thanks for posting.
Topic: Communicating in shafts
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/03/2018 07:01:45   Subject: Communicating in shafts
What about air horns?
I'm thinking, fairly cheap, anyone could use one, no batteries, not affected by water, no fiddly buttons covered in mud etc.
Is there a downside?
Topic: Box of mining books for sale. (Photos)
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 25/09/2017 15:50:11   Subject: Box of mining books for sale. (Photos)
Thanks to all who have looked, books are now sold.
Topic: Box of mining books for sale. (Photos)
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Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/09/2017 17:59:36   Subject: Box of mining books for sale. (Photos)
Storage box containing 50 or more various mining books, mainly coal but many others. £30, collect from Wakefield. They need collecting asap, thanks for looking.

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Topic: Carbide lamp for sale + carbide etc
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Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/05/2017 13:37:23   Subject: Carbide lamp for sale + carbide etc
Ok it's a Premier but it's one of the more unusual pressings. It has the hexagonal carbide chamber and an elongated water door.
There's a spare carbide container and an almost full tin of carbi
Topic: Check board for sale
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/11/2016 14:50:39   Subject: Check board for sale
Regretfully for sale, due to no longer having room for it, genuine check board from Walton Colliery. The shelves top and bottom removed, and all the hooks had been removed before I came by it. Lamps
Topic: Lead Rivets for Type 6's.
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/07/2016 07:51:06   Subject: Lead Rivets for Type 6's.
The rivets had a head. Ok, many locks were of the horizontal style and maybe wire could be used on these but it would have been a pain to try to keep wire in place on a vertical lock.
There's al
Topic: Happy birthday Aditnow
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/09/2015 07:57:46   Subject: Happy birthday Aditnow
Great site, thanks Simon. On my list of "visit every day":thumbsup:
Topic: You slaaaagsss...
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Forum: Europe   Posted: 05/08/2015 08:12:33   Subject: You slaaaagsss...
Only ever 'em referred to as muck stacks, in West Yorkshire. We still have the odd one but most are long gone...
Topic: Ayle Colliery, Cumbria
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Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 31/05/2015 07:36:44   Subject: Ayle Colliery, Cumbria
Can't immediately recall his name but the person who leased and operated Ayle, in the 1990's, is or was a forum member.
Topic: Yorkshire Dales Lead Mining Museum
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Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 13/04/2015 14:41:24   Subject: Yorkshire Dales Lead Mining Museum
Yes, that's a real shame. I've visited the museum several times and the display relating to "Buckden Bill" comes to mind.
All the best in the new location....
Topic: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/03/2015 19:23:01   Subject: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
Coal pick blade listed above, now claimed, thanks.
Topic: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/03/2015 11:10:04   Subject: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
Hi Ty Gwyn, photo should clarify what was meant when I said attached. "Including" might have been better, lol.

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All the other stuff went but did find the one
Topic: Underground Fire
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Forum: North East England   Posted: 06/02/2015 15:09:39   Subject: underground fire
In the early 1960's we used to skip school & go to where the red shale was being dug out at Lepton Edge Colliery. The Father of one of the other kids had the contract for this & had invested in a new
Topic: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/02/2015 18:57:21   Subject: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
[quote="Ty Gwyn"]In the Stephenson lamp photo,that`s the only photo i have seen over the year`s that show`s the same type of mandrel head that was typical to South Wales Collieries pre NCB days.
Topic: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 01/02/2015 07:46:20   Subject: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
[quote="JR"]I'd be interested in these. I know that I say I lurk near Hereford but for the next three months Sunderland is having to put up with me. So collecting from Huddersfield shouldn't be a prob
Topic: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 31/01/2015 21:20:47   Subject: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
Should of course have said, from the North East & the North West of England, :)
Topic: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 31/01/2015 21:09:42   Subject: Coal mining art for sale (photo's)
Three coal mining prints showing mining scenes from the North East of England.

"The Spedding Mill"

"The Stephenson lamp"

"Burns Pit, West Stanley, 16th Feb 1909"
Topic: Tubs in the snow (photo)
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Forum: North East England   Posted: 31/01/2015 20:23:09   Subject: Tubs in the snow (photo)
Like it Gavin, very good.
Topic: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/01/2015 17:02:14   Subject: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
The picks are spoken for.
Yes Roger, battery handlamps. As you can imagine, they've suffered a bit in their time spent buried. I have a better example that was used at Low Laithes Colliery, Wak
Topic: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
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Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/01/2015 09:53:11   Subject: Mining stuff-free to collect (photo)
Feeling a bit guilty after the mine artefact thread, so need to explain. Had this boring leg for over 30 yrs, it came from a clay working in the Elland area, that was to be turned into a landfill sit
Topic: Any Ideas What This Is?
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/11/2014 19:21:24   Subject: Any Ideas What This Is?
[quote="ttxela"][quote="inbye"]The trick to using this would be plenty of pre-heat (you can tell I used to make lead soldiers, lol) so the mould would be heated using a blowlamp. There's quite an ups
Topic: Any Ideas What This Is?
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/11/2014 17:47:25   Subject: Any Ideas What This Is?
The trick to using this would be plenty of pre-heat (you can tell I used to make lead soldiers, lol) so the mould would be heated using a blowlamp. There's quite an upstand (flange) at the top and th
Topic: Any Ideas What This Is?
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/11/2014 13:20:42   Subject: Any Ideas What This Is?
Said I'd post this when I came across it & just found it sorting thro' some mining stuff.

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Topic: Underground parking
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Forum: North America   Posted: 24/06/2014 21:26:00   Subject: Underground parking
[quote="Monty Stubble"]On the 22nd September 1892, a steam locomotive of the Furness railway was lost from the main line at Lindal in Furness by disappearing down a collapsed iron mine.

Tec
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2014 20:49:16   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
[quote="Morlock"]I suspect the rough bit which can be seen through hasp slot is where the staple was before being broken off?

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Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2014 18:52:48   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
[quote="Morlock"][quote="Darran Cowd"]Would certainly seem to date before the 1911 regs. it does remind me a bit of a Davis surveyors or dialling lamp...[/quote]

With only 3 pillars and a r
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/04/2014 18:36:30   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
The lamp is British made, it may have been produced for export but that's unlikely. Miners are suspicious of change, so if you are going to produce a lamp for export to the continent say, then it nee
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/04/2014 18:34:37   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
Unusual to find a bonneted lamp with only 3 pillars, this dates it to before (from memory, without wading thro' reference books) 1911.
IMO, makers so far would be Davis Derby, ET&W Aberdare, or
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/04/2014 19:47:58   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
Looks like a £ symbol to me, as if someone's scratched a price on it.
The ebonite insulated terminal is the electrical igniter, wick pricker is next to it, so what's the other? I'd have said magn
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/04/2014 21:20:37   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
Not much help ::) Don't do owt drastic, put lamp in the fridge to cool it & then trickle hot water onto the bottom ring, the one below the glass. Try this a few times, maybe tapping with a wood offc
Topic: after some info on a miners lamp
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Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/04/2014 20:32:27   Subject: after some info on a miners lamp
Interesting lamp. I've a house full of these things, having collected them for over forty years but not come across one quite like this. There was someone set up to produce descent quality aluminium
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