General Mining On the Mining of Coal

On the Mining of Coal

SKU 409459


Robert Hunt A4 PB 100pp

An account of the working methods and safety measures of the 1870's written by Robert Hunt who was keeper of Mining Records at the time and originally published in Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines of 1878. This is a facsimile reprint although the text has been enlarged by 30% for improved clarity (Includes 95 illustrations). Covers new developments including coal cutting machines, hydraulic winding apparatus, detachable safety hooks for raising cages and gas warning indicators, Several designs of safety lamps are described and illustrated.
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