Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Volume 31

Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Volume 31

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Rothwell wrote for the Engineering and Mining Journal (known, when he first contributed to it, as The American Journal of Mining) a number of articles showing his thorough knowledge of the conditions of colliery-ventilation, and the methods of dealing with firedamp and mine-fires. That this knowledge was not mere superficial learning, quoted from others, he proved on more than one occasion. At the "Carelessness and Mismanagement in our Anthracite Coal-Mines," etc. Am. Jour, of M., March 2, 1867; "The Relative Economy of Some of the Machines Used in the Ventilation of Mines," Id., May 23, June 6 and 13, 1868; "The 'Useful Effect' of Mine-Ventilators," Id., Jan. 2, 9 and 16, 1869; "Fires in Mines and the Means of Extinguishing Them," Eng. and Min. Jour., July 27 and Oct. 19, 1869; "Extract from the Report of R. P. Rothwell to the Lehigh Coal and Nav. Co," Id., Nov. 30, 1869. Also, "The Preliminary Report of the Committee upon the Waste of Anthracite Coal," Id., Aug. 29, 1871. Pine Ridge, a very fiery colliery, operated by lessees, a fire was started through the ignition of a "gas-blower " by a powderblast. This had happened several times before at that colliery, in which such enormous quantities of fire-damp were given off that, whenever for any reason the fan had to be stopped for a period as long as twenty minutes, it was the practice to remove all the workmen and animals. On this occasion the men and mules had been thus taken from the mine before the arrival of Mr. Rothwell, then engineer for the owners of the property. The fire was burning fiercely in a rock-tunnel connected with the return air-way, near the foot of the shaft; and he satisfied himself by more

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