0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900

Not currently available

Felling Mine Disaster (Paperback) Loot Price: R721
Discovery Miles 7 210
Felling Mine Disaster (Paperback): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
Felling Mine Disaster (Paperback): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster

Share your images

Felling Mine Disaster (Paperback)

Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 | Repayment Terms: R67 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add it to your wishlist we will send you an email should it become available again.

Felling mine disaster was one of the first major Mining accidents or mine disasters in Britain, claiming 92 lives on 25 May 1812. The colliery was situated in Felling, Tyne and Wear part of Gateshead in what used to be County Durham, and had two shafts about 600 feet deep. It was extended in 1810 by the opening up of a new coal seam, the Low Main seam, and it was here that the explosion which engulfed the pit occurred. As with so many other coal mine disasters, the accident was caused by ignition of firedamp which then triggered a coal dust explosion. The explosion traveled through the galleries, and ended by erupting from one of the shafts. At that time, lighting in the pits was hazardous. Open flame lamps could easily ignite the gas, so steel mills were often used to provide weak illumination from sparks, but these too could set off a gas explosion. The alternative was to deliberately destroy gas accumulations in a dangerous operation conducted by a "monk," actually a foolhardy miner shrouded in a wet blanket who poked a candle on a long pole into gas pockets. His life must have been short, but probably well paid when successful.

General

Imprint: Alphascript Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2010
First published: July 2010
Editors: Frederic P. Miller • Agnes F. Vandome • John McBrewster
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-6130786311
Barcode: 9786130786311
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Promotions
LSN: 613078631X

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners