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  • WV3 Subject: Coal -- artifact (and)
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    • Hatchet, half

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools;
    • A steel half hatchet with hardwood shaft; used to split wood wedges for setting timber roof supports.
    • Mule protective back pad

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mules; Ponies; Draft animals -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A back pad placed on the back of a mule or pony as protection against scrapping in underground coal mines.
    • Bolt cutter

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mining equipment;
    • A steel bolt cutter used by coal miners to cut steel bolts and rods.
    • Sledge hammer

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • A steel single faced sledge hammer with point mounted on a hardwood shaft.
    • Pickaxe

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • This large pickaxe has two pointed tips on a steel head that is mounted on a hardwood shaft; used by coal miners to extract underground coal.
    • Pickaxe

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • This small steel pickaxe has two punch-like replaceable tips mounted on a hardwood shaft; used by coal miners to extract underground coal.
    • Pickaxe

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • A large pickaxe with steel head with 2 pointed tips mounted on a hardwood shaft; used by coal miners to extract underground coal.
    • Sledge hammer

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Hammers;
    • A double faced steel sledge hammer with a hardwood shaft; used to set timbers, drive spikes, break coal and/or rock.
    • Shovel

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Shovels;
    • A square mouth coal shovel with steel head and hardwood shaft; used in mines to load coal cars.
    • Check-in board

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal Miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A wood check-in board with metal hooks and numbered brass tags that was located at the mine entrance to identify which miners were underground; each miner was assigned a numbered tag that the miner hung on the check-in board when he entered the...
    • Tongs

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools; Tongs;
    • A pair of steel blacksmith tongs.
    • Wheel chalk

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Mine railroad cars -- Indiana -- Vermillion County;
    • A steel wheel chalk for mine railroad cars.
    • John Hlatko collage of mining photographs, Vermillion County, Indiana

    • Hlatko, John, 1891-1969; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Portraits; Photographers; Carts & wagons; Mules; Bands; Church buildings;
    • A framed collage with thirteen original photographs taken by John Hlatko depicting unidentified miners and individuals in Vermillion County. John Hlatko is recognized as one of the earliest innovators in photography.
    • Steel drill

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Coal-mining machinery; Drilling and boring machinery; Mine tools;
    • Three views of a steel drill post used to hold the drill in place when working in an underground coal mine.
    • Safety fuse

    • Coal -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools; Safety fuses; Dynamite; Explosives;
    • The package contains one hundred feet of single tape safety fuse, fifty feet of fast fuse and fifty feet of slow fuse, used for setting off mine explosives; manufactured by the Ensign-Bickford Company, Simsbury, Connecticut.
    • Tamping bar

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools;
    • The tamping bar was used to pack black powder poured into a drilled blasting hole; the scoop was used to remove loose coal from the hole.
    • Stretcher

    • Coal -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Litters; Mine rescue work -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A canvas stretcher with wood carrying poles used to transport injured miners out of the mine.
    • Lamp, carbide

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Acetylene lamps;
    • A small brass carbide lamp without reflector; worn on a miner's cap to provide illumination in underground mines.
    • Shovel

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Shovels;
    • A square mouth coal shovel with steel head and hardwood shaft. Stamped into the mouth of the shovel: We Deliver Anywhere.
    • Forge

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Blacksmithing -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Forging -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Bits (Drilling and boring);
    • A portable steel forge used to sharpen bits and picks.

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