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    • 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.
    • Cartridge soap

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County --Equipment and supplies; Household soap; Mining equipment;
    • A bar of cartridge soap used by coal miners for washing.
    • Lamp, carbide

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Acetylene Lamps; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A brass carbide lamp with a concave metal mirror worn on a miner's cap to provide illumination in underground mines.
    • Gas mask, Burrell GM series

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Mine safety -- Equipment and supplies; Gas masks; Mine Safety Appliances Company;
    • A Burrell GM Series rubber gas mask connected to a metal air filter, which is fitted into a laced canvas holster stored in the original metal box. The mask was used by miners to allow breathing in poisonous environments.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Cap, cloth with wick lamp

    • Caps (Headgear) ; Wick lamps; Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A cloth miner's cap with a metal latch and a wick or sunshine lamp.
    • Lamp, safety

    • Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies; Safety lamps; Mine lighting -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A coal miner's safety lamp manufactured in Poland circa 1915. The miner's number 3 tag is affixed to the top.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Belt

    • Belts (Clothing); Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A leather belt made by Marco Zanandrea.
    • Belt, leather

    • Belts (Clothing); Coal miners -- Indiana -- Vermillion County -- Equipment and supplies;
    • A leather belt worn by a miner.

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