Coal Mining - Shire Album S. No. 3 (Paperback)
  • Coal Mining - Shire Album S. No. 3 (Paperback)
zoom

Coal Mining - Shire Album S. No. 3 (Paperback)

(author)
£4.99
Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 01/02/2000
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book tells how mines evolved from simple bell pits into extensive networks of shafts and tunnels and extending deep underground. It describes the methods used to drive tunnels through the rock and the machines that were developed to cut the coal. It explains how the coal was transported from the coalface to the shaft, a task performed variously by women or children with sleds of baskets, pit ponies, rope haulage systems, conveyors and locomotives, and it describes the winding engines used to lower men and equipment into the mine and to bring them and the coal back to the surface.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747804345
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 210 x 149 x 4 mm

You may also be interested in...

Mining in Cornwall Vol 5
Added to basket
A History of Iron Mining in Cornwall
Added to basket
Mining in Cornwall Vol 2
Added to basket
The Islands that Roofed the World
Added to basket
The Pit Brow Women of Wigan Coalfield
Added to basket
Gold
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Mining in Cornwall Vol 1
Added to basket
Millom
Added to basket
£14.00
Paperback
Cornish Mines: St. Just to Redruth
Added to basket
Cornish Mines: Gwennap to the Tamar
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.