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Squib

Squib

Squib - "detonator" / fuse used to put off the black powder (loose or stick)

Tamping Bar & Needle

Tamping Bar & Needle

Tamping Bar - used to initially tamp down the black powder into the hole.

Methane Detector

Methane Detector

A device used to detect dangerous methane levels in the air.

Ammonia Mask

Ammonia Mask

A mask designed to provide protection against gases.

Lunch Pail

Lunch Pail

A multi compartment bucket used for keeping food and beverages warm or cold.

Knee Pads

Knee Pads

Used to protect the knees of early miners in crawl spaces.

Calcium Carbide & Carbide Can

Calcium Carbide & Carbide Can

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. 

Combination Powder Jug & Squib Box

Combination Powder Jug & Squib Box

Squib - "detonator" / fuse used to put off the black powder (loose or stick)

Powder Jug - Used for carrying explosives into the mines

Carbide Lamp

Carbide Lamp

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.

Dynamite Cap Pliers

Dynamite Cap Pliers

Used for preparing dynamite and other explosiveis with blasting caps by carefully crimping the cap.

Blow Torch

Blow Torch

A blowtorch, or blowlamp, is a fuel-burning tool for applying flame and heat for various applications, usually metalworking.

Blasting Caps

Blasting Caps

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.

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