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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.
Air Driven Drilling Machine
This miner is using a Pneumatic Drill to bore into the face of the coal. Powder charges are place in the holes and exploded, breaking the coal into lumps for transportation to the surface. The miner's safety lamp is hung on a nail above his head and immediately warns him of the presence of gas.
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company photographs (Accession 1980.318)
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company
[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
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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Titles and descriptions used here created by the company in the 1930s.
Coal mines and miningPneumatic machineryDrilling and boring machinery