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    • Atlas Powder Company wooden box

    • Atlas Powder Company; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Explosives; Mine tools; Wooden boxes;
    • An Atlas Powder Company wooden box used as packaging for the high explosives produced and marketed by the company.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pickaxe heads, double-pointed

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Axes;
    • Two steel double-pointed pickaxe heads.
    • Wrench, open ended

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Wrenches;
    • A steel, open ended wrench.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Tongs

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

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Axes; Mine tools;
    • Five steel pickaxe heads.
    • Drilling equipment

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Coal-mining machinery; Drilling and boring machinery; Mine tools; Augers;
    • Multiple views of a steel drill, drill post, augers, bars, bar guide, hand crank, doweling jig, holder, screws, and clamp used to drill holes for black powder explosives.
    • Water pump

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine tools; Water pumps;
    • A hand cranked water pump used for moving water.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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