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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Old Time Mining Methods
A miner is here shown illustrating the old time method of boring holes in the face of a coal seam for the explosive charge used to loosen it. This apparatus is suspended by electric or other power drills. Many other aids have been furnished to the miner to improve the speed and efficiency of his work.
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company
Titles and descriptions used here created by the company in the 1930s.
Coal mines and miningCoal minersDrilling and boring machinery
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company photographs (Accession 1980.318)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company photographs (Accession 1980.318), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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