First type of (the three) ways miners illuminated the mines.
Tamping Bar - used to initially tamp down the black powder into the hole.
A device used to detect dangerous methane levels in the air.
A mask designed to provide protection against gases.
Used to protect the knees of early miners in crawl spaces.
Squib - "detonator" / fuse used to put off the black powder (loose or stick)
Powder Jug - Used for carrying explosives into the mines
A multi compartment bucket used for keeping food and beverages warm or cold.
Calcium carbide is used in carbide lamps, in which water drips on the carbide and the acetylene formed is ignited. These lamps were usable but dangerous in coal mines, where the presence of the flammable gas methane made them a serious hazard.
Carbide lamps, or acetylene gas lamps, are simple lamps that produce and burn acetylene (C2H2) which is created by the reaction of calcium carbide (CaC2) with water.
Used for preparing dynamite and other explosiveis with blasting caps by carefully crimping the cap.
A blowtorch, or blowlamp, is a fuel-burning tool for applying flame and heat for various applications, usually metalworking.
A blasting cap is a small sensitive primary explosive device generally used to detonate a larger, more powerful and less sensitive secondary explosive such as TNT, dynamite, or plastic explosive.
Calcium Carbide & Carbide Can
Combination Powder Jug & Squib Box
Dynamite Cap Pliers
First Aid Kit
Mine Air Movement Guage
Mine Roof Support