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    • Miners working underground

    • Coal; Coal mines and mining -- Equipment and supplies; Minecarts; Mine tools; Mine railroads; Coal-mining machinery;
    • Black and white photograph of unidentified coal miners underground. One miner (center) sits and two others (right) lean on a motorized train designed to move mine carts, while two miners (left) hold round props used to prevent the fall of shale...
    • Rail bender

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Mine haulage -- Indiana -- Vermillion County;
    • A steel rail bender used to curve the rails that transported mine cars.
    • Lamp, safety

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies; Safety lamps; Wolf Safety Lamp Company;
    • A safety lamp manufactured by the Wolf Safety Lamp Company. The miner's safety lamp featured an enclosed flame covered by a fine impervious mesh. If the flame dimmed when the lamp was raised to the ceiling it signalled too much gas and not enough...
    • Lamp, safety

    • Mine tools; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A safety lamp. The miner's safety lamp featured an enclosed flame covered by a fine impervious mesh. If the flame dimmed when the lamp was raised to the ceiling it signalled too much gas and not enough oxygen in the mine.
    • Lamp, safety

    • Mine tools; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A safety lamp. The miner's safety lamp featured an enclosed flame covered by a fine impervious mesh. If the flame dimmed when the lamp was raised to the ceiling it signalled too much gas and not enough oxygen in the mine.
    • 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.
    • Snow Hill Mine, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Mines and mineral resources -- Indiana -- Vigo County; Mining; Mining equipment; Mine tools; Mine buildings;Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vigo County;Snow Hill Mine (Vigo County, Ind.)
    • This photograph shows Snow Hill Mine in Vigo County, Indiana, taken in 1962.
    • Coal miners in tool room

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Sullivan County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Sullivan County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools; Acetylene lamps; Justrite Manufacturing Company;
    • This photograph shows two coal miners in a tool room of an unidentified mine holding a hammer and oilcan. Various wrenches and other tools hang on a wood plank wall in the background. Note the Justrite carbide lamps on the miners' caps.
    • Hoosier coal pamphlet

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana;Indiana Coal Association (Terre Haute, Ind.); Mine buildings; Mine tools; Coal-mining machinery;
    • Pamphlet which talks about coal mining in Indiana. Inside the front cover is a listing of the officers of the Indiana Coal Association, a list of the board of directors, and the coal mines involved in the association.
    • Wrench, spud

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Sullivan County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Sullivan County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine tools; Wrenches;
    • This photograph depicts a spud wrench from 1909, used in Sullivan County, Indiana. The wrench was found in 1985 south of Dugger, Indiana, by Brian Rumple.
    • Slope meter

    • Mine tools; Mining equipment;
    • This is a slope meter used by coal miners. This slope meter was constructed by the Hendrick Manufactoring Company from Carbondale, PA.
    • Half hatchet

    • Mine tools; Axes;
    • This is a half hatchet used by coal miners. Half hatchets usually have steel heads and hickory handles, since hickory is very durable wood.
    • Pickaxe

    • Mine tools; Mining equipment; Axes;
    • This is a hammer pickaxe used by coal miners. The head is made of steel, and the handle is made of Hickory wood.
    • Lunch pail

    • Mine tools; Pails; Lunchboxes
    • This is a rectangular lunch pail used by coal miners to put their meal into to carry into the mine.
    • Cloth hat with lamp

    • Mine tools; Safety hats; Acetylene lamps;
    • These are two mining cloth hats. The left hat has a lamp attached to, and the one on the right illustrates what the hat would look like without the lamp.

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