Early 19th century coal miner working a narrow seam, c1868.
Early 19th century coal miner working a narrow seam, c1868. The miner, stripped to the waist, is lying on his side and, with a pickaxe, is holing out or scuffling coal. This work is being done by the light of a naked flame which could cause an explosion by igniting coal dust or fire damp (methane). From "Mines and Miners" by L Simonin. (London, c1868).
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