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Images of the Brayton Domain Collieries
J Pattinson, chemist of King Street, Aspatria, photographed daily life both above and below ground at the Brayton Domain Colliery.  Some of these images were produced as a series of postcards.

I'd be delighted if anyone could provide me with any pictures or  postcards which are missing from here.  Pictures of Harriston village are especially welcome.  I'm willing to buy the original, or would accept a greyscale scan at 300dpi. Contact me if you can help

No. 16*
'Ventilating the Mines'
Building a brick stopping across a roadway to force the air to the innermost parts of the pit.
No. 5 Pit

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No. 17*
'Mechanical Coal Hewing'
A "SISKOL" Coal Cutter driven by compressed air, undercutting the coal 200 yards below ground.
No. 4 Pit

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No. 18*
'Electric Haulage'
An Electrically driven Haulage Engine situated 2000 yards from the shaft and 200 yards below the surface.
No. 4 Pit

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No. 19
'Endless Rope Haulage'
Set of Tubs containing 10 tons of coal nearing shaft, 200 yards below ground.
No. 4 Pit
The 'clutcher' operating the engine was Billy Brough of Aspatria

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No. 20*
'Endless Haulage'
Clipping on a set nearly 2 miles from shaft.
No. 4 Pit

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* Images courtesy of the Peter Marr collection.



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