Coal Age Volume 20

Coal Age Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Inmp, and the foreman would have found himself in the dark and helpless. Although he was seriously burned and the flesh hung loose from his hands and arms, the night foreman realized that he had five men working inside and in peril of their lfves. With great fortitude he rushed forward and succeeded in reaching the places where they were working at the extreme end of the mine. All of these men owe their lives, not only to the bravery of the foreman, but to the fact that he and they were using electric cap lamps, which continued to give light on their way out of the mine. The place is known as one of the most hazardous operations, I believe, in the state and it is the general opinion that the use of electric lamps in this mine has rendered its operation safer. Dangerous Practice Permitted While the mine is equipped throughout with electric lamps and careful experienced foremen and firebosses are employed, the gauze safety lamp is still in use by these officials in their examination of the mine. The ventilation is good and while the men are permitted to use the carbide lamp, if they choose on reaching their working places, they travel in and out of the mine by the light of their electric lamps only. The last statement may seem strange to any one unacquainted with the particular conditions in this mine. Some of the men employed there prefer to use the carbide lamp in their work and have been permitted to do so, the practice not being thought dangerous. Regarding that matter, there may be some difference of opinion. There are, I admit, some things about the electric lamp that give rise to a preference for the carbide light with some men. I would not like to repeat the profane language I have heard used in the lamphouse when miners were trying...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 58mm | 2,055g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970705
  • 9781236970701