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    • Clinton on the Wabash

    • Clinton (Ind.) -- History; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; City & town life; African Americans; Steamboats; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Railroads; Economic & industrial aspects; Coal miners -- Indiana --...
    • Contents: Steamboat era (1800-1861); Clinton and the Civil War (1861-1865); Railroads bring growth (1870-1900); Starting a new century (1900-1920); Clinton, 1912; Short histories of businesses (1900-1925); Boom times, 1920's; Coal-mining; Roller...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Lamp, carbide

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Acetylene lamps; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Justrite Manufacturing Company;
    • A small brass carbide lamp without reflector manufactured by the Justrite Manufacturing Company; worn on a miner's cap to provide illumination in underground mines.
    • 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.
    • Helmet, safety

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies; Safety hats;
    • A helmet worn by miners as protective headgear and decorated by owner with adhesive stickers. On the front is a piece of metal for mounting a carbide lamp.
    • Lamp, carbide

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Acetylene lamps; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Justrite Manufacturing Company;
    • A small brass Justrite carbide lamp with a concave metal reflector worn on a miner's cap to provide illumination in underground mines.
    • Metal pan with pickaxe points

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Forging -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Blacksmithing -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Forging;
    • A metal pan with pickaxe points for sharpening.
    • Helmet, safety

    • Safety hats; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A hard plastic helmet worn as protective headgear by a coal miner. The front of the helmet has a small metal handle to hold a carbide lamp.
    • Cap, cloth with carbide lamp

    • Caps (Headgear); Acetylene lamps; Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A cloth cap with a brass carbide lamp worn by miners to provide light when working underground.
    • Belt, leather utility

    • Belts (Clothing); Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A leather utility belt made and to carry a miner's equipment. Coal miners were responsible for procuring their equipment and they were quite adept at adapting belts, hats and lamps to aid them underground.
    • Lamp, oil

    • Coal mines and mining -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies; Lamps;
    • Two views of a hanging metal oil lamp.

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