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Two Coal Miners Working in a Glen Carbon Mine

Citation

“Two Coal Miners Working in a Glen Carbon Mine,” Madison Historical, accessed November 27, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/82.

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Description

This photograph shows two workers operating a coal cutting machine in a Glen Carbon mine.

Transcription

  • A coal cutting machine. Chain attached to post; the machine had picks which would cut six feet into the “face” at the bottom of the “room”. The man operating the machine was called a “machine runner” and his helper. Then the “blaster” came and inserted six “shots” of blasting powder into the face. Dynamite was used only for tearing “down” into the bottom. Then “loaders” came into the room and filled the cars with coal. After the blast and the coal was loaded into cars, pulled out of the “pardon” by a mule, then by motor car to “bottom” and loaded into cage and carried up the shaft.

Subjects

  • industry

Relevant Encyclopedia Article

Language

English

Type

  • Photograph

Format

  • Black and white photographic print

Identifier

  • GCHM-P-0013
  • Original archive: 02-02-006
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