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  • There are extensive collieries, and the other industries include cotton manufactures, calico-printing, hat-making, iron-founding, engineering and the manufacture of firebricks and tiles.

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  • A large number of cotton mills furnish the chief source of industry; printing, dyeing and bleaching of cotton and calico, spinning and weaving machine making, iron and steel works, and collieries in the neighbourhood, are also important.

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  • Cotton spinning and printing works, cotton-mill machinery works, dye-works and chemical manufactures, and neighbouring collieries maintain the industrial population.

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  • Heaviside in 1887 succeeded in communicating by telephonic speech between the surface of the earth and the subterranean galleries of the Broomhill collieries, 350 feet deep, by laying above and below ground two complete metallic circuits, each about 24 m.

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  • It may be supposed that originally the public roads, when worn by the cartage of the coal, were repaired by laying planks of timber at the bottom of the ruts, and that then the planks were laid on the surface of special roads or ways' formed between the collieries and the river.

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  • In South Wales again, where in 1811 the railways in connexion with canals, collieries and iron and copper works had a total length of nearly 150 miles, the plate-way was almost universal.

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  • The iron tramway or railway had been known for half a century and had come into considerable use in connexion with collieries and quarries before it was realized that for the carriage FIG.

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  • Its chief industry is the mining of anthracite coal at several collieries in the vicinity; and at Fountain Springs, 1 m.

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  • There are collieries and freestone quarries in the neighbourhood.

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  • Large hosiery works employ many of the inhabitants,, and collieries are worked in the parish.

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  • The chief article of export is coal from the neighbouring collieries, the other leading exports being ale, whisky, glass and manufactured goods.

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  • The modern growth of the town is attributable to the valuable collieries of the neighbourhood, and to manufactures of nails and chains.

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  • On the south bank of the river is the township and urban district of Cowpen (pop. 17,879), with collieries and glass works; coal is shipped from this point by river.

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  • The well-known Shetland breed of shaggy ponies are in steady demand for underground work in collieries.

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  • Cotton spinning and power-loom weaving are the chief of numerous manufacturing industries, and there are large collieries in the vicinity.

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  • In that year the government sanctioned the building of a " steam tramway " - a railway in all but name - from the Boksburg collieries to the Rand gold mines.

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  • The principal collieries are those at Boksburg and at Brakpan, also on the East Rand, with a coal area of 2400 acres; at Vereeniging and Klerksdorp, near the Vaal; at Watervaal, 12 m.

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  • Animal haulage is employed chiefly in collieries and large metal mines; sometimes for main haulage lines, but oftener for distributing empty cars and making up trains for mechanical haulage.

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  • (For details see Hughes, Text-book of Coal Mining, pp. 236-272; Hildenbrand, Underground Haulage by Wire Rope.) Rope haulage is widely used in collieries, and sometimes in other mines having large lateral extent and heavy traffic. With the tail-rope system, cars are run in long trains at high speed, curves and branches are easily worked, and gradients may be steep, though undulating gradients are somewhat disadvantageous.

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  • About 1850, efficient ventilators of the centrifugal type were first introduced, and are now almost universally employed where the circulation of large volumes of air is necessary, as in collieries.

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  • Occasionally, at very gassy and dangerous collieries, two fans and driving engines are erected at the same air shaft, and in case of accident to the fan in operation the other can be started within a few minutes.

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  • In England are several collieries over 3000 ft., and in Belgium two are nearly 4000 ft.

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  • Large glass-bottle and earthenware-jar works, chemical works, and neighbouring collieries employ the inhabitants.

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  • In the neighbourhood there are numerous large collieries, and coal is shipped from wharves on the riverside, vessels of 300 or 400 tons being able to reach the quays at high tide.

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  • Collieries and brickworks employ the large industrial population.

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  • In view of this opinion and of the exhaustion of the shallower collieries we look forward to a time, not far distant, when the rate of increase of output will be slower, to be followed by a period of stationary output, and then a gradual decline."

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  • The opening and laying out, or, as it is generally called, "winning," of new collieries is rarely Prelimin- undertaken without a ary trial preliminary examination of coal= of the character of the workings.

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  • The methods adopted in driving levels for collieries are generally similar to those adopted in other mines.

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  • The great increase in the size of the pillars in the best modern collieries worked upon this principle has, however, done much to approximate the two systems to an equality in other respects.

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  • In some anthracite collieries in America the small coal or culm and other waste are washed into the exhausted workings by water which gives a compact mass filling the excavation when the water has drained away.

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  • The lighting of underground workings in collieries is closely connected with the subject of ventilation.

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  • Oil lamps are employed in many of the Scotch collieries, and are almost universally used in Belgium and other European countries.

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  • The buildings near the pit bottom, such as the stables and lamp cabin, and even the main roads for some distance, are often in large collieries lighted with gas brought from the surface, or in some cases the gas given off by the coal is used for the same purpose.

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  • The engines used for winding or hoisting in collieries are usually direct-acting with a pair of horizontal cylinders coupled directly to the drum shaft.

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  • The power so developed is generally utilized in the production of electricity, for which there is an abundant use about large collieries.

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  • Counterbalance chains for the winding engines are used in the collieries of the Midland districts of England.

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  • The use of these contrivances is more common in, collieries on the continent of Europe, where in some countries they are obligatory, than in England, where they are not generally popular owing to their uncertainty in action and the constant drag on the guides when the rope slacks.

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  • Some characteristic figures of the yield for British collieries in 1898 are given below: Albion Colliery, South t 551,000 tons in a year for one Wales s shaft and one engine.

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  • The following list gives the depths reached in the deepest collieries in Europe in 1900, from which it will be seen that the larger number, as well as the deepest, are in Belgium: Metres.

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  • The working of collieries in the United Kingdom is subject to the provisions of the Coal Mines Regulation Act 1887, as amended by several minor acts, administered by inspectors appointed by the Home Office, and forming a complete disciplinary code in all matters connected with coal-mining.

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  • Coal-mining is unfortunately a dangerous occupation, more than a thousand;deaths from accident being reported annually by the inspectors of mines as occurring in the collieries of the United Kingdom.

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  • The town lies on the south-west Yorkshire coalfield, and there are a number of collieries in the district.

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  • There are collieries in the neighbourhood.

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  • Cotton mills, iron foundries, brick and tile works, and collieries employ the large industrial population.

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  • The company which took up the mining was unsuccessful, and boring ceased in 1901, but the work was resumed by the Consolidated Kent Collieries Corporation, and an extension of borings revealed in 1905 the probability of a successful development of the mining industry in Kent.

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  • This is one of the chief manufacturing centres in the United Kingdom, and the name arises from the effect of numerous collieries and furnaces, which darken the face of the district, the buildings and the atmosphere.

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  • The workings at the Ballycastle collieries are probably the oldest in Ireland.

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  • The industrial population of Bishop Auckland is principally employed in the neighbouring collieries and iron works.

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  • Woollen cloth mills, and extensive collieries in the neighbourhood, employ the large industrial population.

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  • Cotton mills and the collieries of the neighbourhood employ the large industrial population.

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  • At the beginning of the 19th century Mountain Ash was a small village known only by its Welsh name of Aberpenar, but from 1850, with the development of its collieries, the population rapidly increased.

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  • The public buildings include St Margaret's (1862) and St Winifred's (1883), the parish churches of Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber respectively; old and new town halls (1864 and 1904), cottage hospital (1896), and a library institute and public hall erected in 1899, at a cost of £8000, by the workmen of Nixon's Navigation collieries.

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  • The population is mainly dependent on the neighbouring collieries, but limestone quarrying is carried on to some extent.

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  • The Leeds and Liverpool Canal intersects the township. There are large collieries, ironworks, forges, railway wagon works, and cotton mills.

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  • The industries include collieries, chemical works, dye-works, cottonand paper-mills, chair-making, tube-making, pottery, ropeand twine-works and some shipbuilding.

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  • Upon one famous occasion in 1892 he succeeded in bringing to a peaceful solution a long and bitter strike which had divided the masters and men in the Durham collieries; and his success was due to the confidence which he inspired by the extraordinary moral energy of his strangely "prophetic" personality, at once thoughtful, vehement and affectionate.

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  • and N., with collieries, and at Church Bridge are brick, tile, and edge-tool works.

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  • There are large collieries in the neighbourhood of the town, the workings in some cases extending beneath the sea, and blastfurnaces, engineering works, cycle and motor works, shipbuilding yards and paper mills.

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  • The neighbourhood abounds in ironworks, collieries, quarries and potteries, and is thickly populated.

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  • In the neighbourhood are collieries and stone quarries.

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  • It is in the parish of Silkstone, which gives name to important collieries.

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  • They include worsted spinning mills; collieries, ironstone mines, quarries and brickworks; the manufacture of iron and steel, both in the rough and in the form of finished articles, as locomotives, bridge castings, ships' engines, gun castings and shells, &c. The parliamentary borough returns one member.

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  • The town is of modern growth and depends upon its cotton mills and the large collieries in the neighbourhood.

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  • The industrial population is employed in large collieries in the vicinity; and here, on the 7th of September 1893, serious riots during a strike resulted in the destruction of some of the colliery works belonging to Lord Masham, and were not quelled without military intervention and some bloodshed.

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  • Anthracite and steam-coal from the collieries of the coast and along the Loughor Valley are exported from the extensive docks; and there are also large works for the smelting of copper and the manufacture of tin plates.

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  • At Llangollen are linen and woollen manufactures, and near are collieries, lime and iron works.

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  • Alsace-Lorraine had canals for connecting the Rhine with the Rhone and the Marne, a branch serving the collieries of the Saar valley.

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  • A light railway, leading to several important collieries, runs for 13 m.

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  • Within the walls of this monastery the Venerable Bede spent his life from childhood; and his body was at first buried within the church, whither, until it was removed under Edward the Confessor to Durham, it attracted many pilgrims. The town is wholly industrial, devoted to ship-building, chemical works, paper mills and the neighbouring collieries.

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  • From some of the adjacent collieries excellent steam coal is obtained.

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  • Coal from the collieries of the vicinity is largely exported.

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  • lie Hurlet, where are important manufactures of alum and other chemicals, and Nitshill (pop. 1242) with chemical works, quarries and collieries.

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  • There are collieries near the town, the workings extending beneath the sea; there are also iron mines and works, engineering works, shipbuilding yards, breweries, tanneries, stone quarries, brick and earthenware works, and other industrial establishments in and near the town.

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  • The cotton factories are the principal source of industry; there are also ironworks and collieries.

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  • There are extensive collieries and ironworks in the district.

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  • It is the port for the OsborneWallsend and Mount Pleasant collieries, which are connected with it by rail.

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  • Sea-going vessels can navigate up to Blaydon, and collieries and large manufacturing towns line the banks - Newburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Wallsend and North Shields on the Northumberland side; Gateshead, Jarrow and South Shields on the Durham side, with many lesser centres, forming continuous lines of factories and shipbuilding yards.

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  • The district is rich in minerals, and has large collieries, and a colliery company's institute; iron goods are manufactured.

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  • It has also rag-crushing mills, chemical works, soap-works and iron-works; and there are a number of collieries in the neighbourhood.

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  • The district, especially along the river Wansbeck, is not without beauty, but there are numerous collieries, from the existence of which springs the modern growth of Ashington.

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  • Collieries and iron-works employ the industrial population.

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  • There are ironfoundries, corn-mills and tanneries; and the parish includes several collieries.

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  • The scenery in the neighbourhood of Belper, especially to the west, is beautiful; but there are collieries, lead-mines and quarries in the vicinity of the town.

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  • It has collieries, and iron, steel, engineering, tool and fire-clay works, and there is a large industrial population.

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  • over loodifferent works of 36 varieties (exclusive of collieries) for the treatment or manufacture of copper,.

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  • The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the extensive collieries.

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  • Brick-making is carried on at several of the adjoining collieries.

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  • In the northern or Hunter river district there were 63 collieries, employing 10,500 men, and the quantity of coal raised was in 1904 about 4,100,000 tons; in the southern district there were fifteen collieries, employing 3100 men and raising I,600,000 tons of coal.

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  • The western or mountain collieries were seventeen in number, employing 540 men and raising about 418,000 tons.

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  • The locality is populous owing to the collieries and lead-smelting works in the vicinity.

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  • Its important collieries and lead mines; fire-brick, tile, earthenware, mineral oil, tinplate and nail manufactures, tanneries, breweries and malt-houses, have made Mold the business centre of the county.

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  • A large coal traffic is handled here, as there are collieries and foundries in the vicinity.

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  • The collieries extend from Boksburg eastward to Springs, 11 m.

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  • The exports consist principally of coal and iron from collieries and ironworks in the neighbourhood; and the imports of timber, ores and general goods.

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  • The collieries are in the Stormberg district and are of considerable extent.

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  • Among other industries that have largely contributed to the welfare of the town are dyeing and bleaching, brass and iron founding, tanning, machine-making, brewing and distilling, milling, rope-making and the making of soap and candles,while the collieries in the immediate vicinity are numerous and flourishing.

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  • In the vicinity are several collieries, and at Cupar Muir, 12 m.

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  • During the latter half of the 19th century, considerable public improvements were effected in the town, making it, -despite its neighbouring collieries, an agreeable place of residence.

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  • It is of modern growth, a township of cotton operatives, with large collieries in the vicinity.

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  • Its importance is due to its zinc, lead, iron, alkali and kindred works, and its collieries.

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  • The town is modern and owes its prosperity to the ironworks and collieries in its immediate vicinity.

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  • Chief among industries are cotton-spinning, hat-making and iron-founding and machinery works; and there are large collieries in the neighbourhood.

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  • blacksmith's workshop covering the 4 collieries.

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  • collieryhabitants, however, find employment in the neighboring collieries.

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  • collierynal once served 30 collieries in the 19th.

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  • collieryer of Collieries operated in Abernant, many of which were opened originally by the Aberdare Iron Company.

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  • One of the large number of collieries in the district was called the Diamond colliery.

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  • By the late 19th century there were extensive collieries in Talke, mainly belonging to the Talk o ' the Hill colliery Company.

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  • collierytual earnings in the case first quoted, and in numerous other collieries, are even less than they were before.

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  • collierywere however at least six other narrow gage inclines at various collieries and perhaps more have gone unrecorded.

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  • colliery stayed away, finding work in the South Wales coalfield where the new steam coal collieries were opening up in the southern valleys.

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  • colliery stayed away, finding work in the South Wales coalfield where the new steam coal collieries were opening up in the southern valleys.

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  • watchful care bestowed by the manager of the collieries (Mr.

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  • There are extensive collieries, and the other industries include cotton manufactures, calico-printing, hat-making, iron-founding, engineering and the manufacture of firebricks and tiles.

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  • A large number of cotton mills furnish the chief source of industry; printing, dyeing and bleaching of cotton and calico, spinning and weaving machine making, iron and steel works, and collieries in the neighbourhood, are also important.

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  • Cotton spinning and printing works, cotton-mill machinery works, dye-works and chemical manufactures, and neighbouring collieries maintain the industrial population.

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  • The principal collieries in the state are the Outtrim Howitt, the Coal Creek Proprietary and the Jumbunna.

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  • Heaviside in 1887 succeeded in communicating by telephonic speech between the surface of the earth and the subterranean galleries of the Broomhill collieries, 350 feet deep, by laying above and below ground two complete metallic circuits, each about 24 m.

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  • It may be supposed that originally the public roads, when worn by the cartage of the coal, were repaired by laying planks of timber at the bottom of the ruts, and that then the planks were laid on the surface of special roads or ways' formed between the collieries and the river.

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  • In South Wales again, where in 1811 the railways in connexion with canals, collieries and iron and copper works had a total length of nearly 150 miles, the plate-way was almost universal.

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  • The iron tramway or railway had been known for half a century and had come into considerable use in connexion with collieries and quarries before it was realized that for the carriage FIG.

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  • Its chief industry is the mining of anthracite coal at several collieries in the vicinity; and at Fountain Springs, 1 m.

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  • There are collieries and freestone quarries in the neighbourhood.

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  • Large hosiery works employ many of the inhabitants,, and collieries are worked in the parish.

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  • The chief article of export is coal from the neighbouring collieries, the other leading exports being ale, whisky, glass and manufactured goods.

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  • The modern growth of the town is attributable to the valuable collieries of the neighbourhood, and to manufactures of nails and chains.

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  • On the south bank of the river is the township and urban district of Cowpen (pop. 17,879), with collieries and glass works; coal is shipped from this point by river.

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  • The well-known Shetland breed of shaggy ponies are in steady demand for underground work in collieries.

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  • Cotton spinning and power-loom weaving are the chief of numerous manufacturing industries, and there are large collieries in the vicinity.

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  • In that year the government sanctioned the building of a " steam tramway " - a railway in all but name - from the Boksburg collieries to the Rand gold mines.

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  • The principal collieries are those at Boksburg and at Brakpan, also on the East Rand, with a coal area of 2400 acres; at Vereeniging and Klerksdorp, near the Vaal; at Watervaal, 12 m.

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  • Animal haulage is employed chiefly in collieries and large metal mines; sometimes for main haulage lines, but oftener for distributing empty cars and making up trains for mechanical haulage.

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  • (For details see Hughes, Text-book of Coal Mining, pp. 236-272; Hildenbrand, Underground Haulage by Wire Rope.) Rope haulage is widely used in collieries, and sometimes in other mines having large lateral extent and heavy traffic. With the tail-rope system, cars are run in long trains at high speed, curves and branches are easily worked, and gradients may be steep, though undulating gradients are somewhat disadvantageous.

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  • About 1850, efficient ventilators of the centrifugal type were first introduced, and are now almost universally employed where the circulation of large volumes of air is necessary, as in collieries.

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  • Occasionally, at very gassy and dangerous collieries, two fans and driving engines are erected at the same air shaft, and in case of accident to the fan in operation the other can be started within a few minutes.

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  • In England are several collieries over 3000 ft., and in Belgium two are nearly 4000 ft.

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  • Large glass-bottle and earthenware-jar works, chemical works, and neighbouring collieries employ the inhabitants.

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  • In the neighbourhood there are numerous large collieries, and coal is shipped from wharves on the riverside, vessels of 300 or 400 tons being able to reach the quays at high tide.

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  • Collieries and brickworks employ the large industrial population.

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  • In view of this opinion and of the exhaustion of the shallower collieries we look forward to a time, not far distant, when the rate of increase of output will be slower, to be followed by a period of stationary output, and then a gradual decline."

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  • The opening and laying out, or, as it is generally called, "winning," of new collieries is rarely Prelimin- undertaken without a ary trial preliminary examination of coal= of the character of the workings.

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  • The methods adopted in driving levels for collieries are generally similar to those adopted in other mines.

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  • The great increase in the size of the pillars in the best modern collieries worked upon this principle has, however, done much to approximate the two systems to an equality in other respects.

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  • In some anthracite collieries in America the small coal or culm and other waste are washed into the exhausted workings by water which gives a compact mass filling the excavation when the water has drained away.

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  • The lighting of underground workings in collieries is closely connected with the subject of ventilation.

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  • Oil lamps are employed in many of the Scotch collieries, and are almost universally used in Belgium and other European countries.

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  • The buildings near the pit bottom, such as the stables and lamp cabin, and even the main roads for some distance, are often in large collieries lighted with gas brought from the surface, or in some cases the gas given off by the coal is used for the same purpose.

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  • The engines used for winding or hoisting in collieries are usually direct-acting with a pair of horizontal cylinders coupled directly to the drum shaft.

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  • The power so developed is generally utilized in the production of electricity, for which there is an abundant use about large collieries.

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  • Counterbalance chains for the winding engines are used in the collieries of the Midland districts of England.

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  • The use of these contrivances is more common in, collieries on the continent of Europe, where in some countries they are obligatory, than in England, where they are not generally popular owing to their uncertainty in action and the constant drag on the guides when the rope slacks.

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  • Some characteristic figures of the yield for British collieries in 1898 are given below: Albion Colliery, South t 551,000 tons in a year for one Wales s shaft and one engine.

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  • The following list gives the depths reached in the deepest collieries in Europe in 1900, from which it will be seen that the larger number, as well as the deepest, are in Belgium: Metres.

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  • The working of collieries in the United Kingdom is subject to the provisions of the Coal Mines Regulation Act 1887, as amended by several minor acts, administered by inspectors appointed by the Home Office, and forming a complete disciplinary code in all matters connected with coal-mining.

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  • Coal-mining is unfortunately a dangerous occupation, more than a thousand;deaths from accident being reported annually by the inspectors of mines as occurring in the collieries of the United Kingdom.

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  • The town lies on the south-west Yorkshire coalfield, and there are a number of collieries in the district.

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  • There are collieries in the neighbourhood.

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  • Cotton mills, iron foundries, brick and tile works, and collieries employ the large industrial population.

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  • The company which took up the mining was unsuccessful, and boring ceased in 1901, but the work was resumed by the Consolidated Kent Collieries Corporation, and an extension of borings revealed in 1905 the probability of a successful development of the mining industry in Kent.

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  • This is one of the chief manufacturing centres in the United Kingdom, and the name arises from the effect of numerous collieries and furnaces, which darken the face of the district, the buildings and the atmosphere.

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  • The workings at the Ballycastle collieries are probably the oldest in Ireland.

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  • The industrial population of Bishop Auckland is principally employed in the neighbouring collieries and iron works.

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  • Woollen cloth mills, and extensive collieries in the neighbourhood, employ the large industrial population.

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  • Cotton mills and the collieries of the neighbourhood employ the large industrial population.

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  • At the beginning of the 19th century Mountain Ash was a small village known only by its Welsh name of Aberpenar, but from 1850, with the development of its collieries, the population rapidly increased.

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  • The public buildings include St Margaret's (1862) and St Winifred's (1883), the parish churches of Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber respectively; old and new town halls (1864 and 1904), cottage hospital (1896), and a library institute and public hall erected in 1899, at a cost of £8000, by the workmen of Nixon's Navigation collieries.

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  • The population is mainly dependent on the neighbouring collieries, but limestone quarrying is carried on to some extent.

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  • The Leeds and Liverpool Canal intersects the township. There are large collieries, ironworks, forges, railway wagon works, and cotton mills.

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  • The industries include collieries, chemical works, dye-works, cottonand paper-mills, chair-making, tube-making, pottery, ropeand twine-works and some shipbuilding.

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  • Upon one famous occasion in 1892 he succeeded in bringing to a peaceful solution a long and bitter strike which had divided the masters and men in the Durham collieries; and his success was due to the confidence which he inspired by the extraordinary moral energy of his strangely "prophetic" personality, at once thoughtful, vehement and affectionate.

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  • and N., with collieries, and at Church Bridge are brick, tile, and edge-tool works.

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  • There are large collieries in the neighbourhood of the town, the workings in some cases extending beneath the sea, and blastfurnaces, engineering works, cycle and motor works, shipbuilding yards and paper mills.

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  • The neighbourhood abounds in ironworks, collieries, quarries and potteries, and is thickly populated.

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  • In the neighbourhood are collieries and stone quarries.

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  • It is in the parish of Silkstone, which gives name to important collieries.

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  • They include worsted spinning mills; collieries, ironstone mines, quarries and brickworks; the manufacture of iron and steel, both in the rough and in the form of finished articles, as locomotives, bridge castings, ships' engines, gun castings and shells, &c. The parliamentary borough returns one member.

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  • The town is of modern growth and depends upon its cotton mills and the large collieries in the neighbourhood.

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  • The industrial population is employed in large collieries in the vicinity; and here, on the 7th of September 1893, serious riots during a strike resulted in the destruction of some of the colliery works belonging to Lord Masham, and were not quelled without military intervention and some bloodshed.

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  • Anthracite and steam-coal from the collieries of the coast and along the Loughor Valley are exported from the extensive docks; and there are also large works for the smelting of copper and the manufacture of tin plates.

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  • At Llangollen are linen and woollen manufactures, and near are collieries, lime and iron works.

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  • Alsace-Lorraine had canals for connecting the Rhine with the Rhone and the Marne, a branch serving the collieries of the Saar valley.

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  • A light railway, leading to several important collieries, runs for 13 m.

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  • Within the walls of this monastery the Venerable Bede spent his life from childhood; and his body was at first buried within the church, whither, until it was removed under Edward the Confessor to Durham, it attracted many pilgrims. The town is wholly industrial, devoted to ship-building, chemical works, paper mills and the neighbouring collieries.

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  • From some of the adjacent collieries excellent steam coal is obtained.

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  • Coal from the collieries of the vicinity is largely exported.

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  • lie Hurlet, where are important manufactures of alum and other chemicals, and Nitshill (pop. 1242) with chemical works, quarries and collieries.

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  • There are collieries near the town, the workings extending beneath the sea; there are also iron mines and works, engineering works, shipbuilding yards, breweries, tanneries, stone quarries, brick and earthenware works, and other industrial establishments in and near the town.

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  • The cotton factories are the principal source of industry; there are also ironworks and collieries.

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  • There are extensive collieries and ironworks in the district.

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  • It is the port for the OsborneWallsend and Mount Pleasant collieries, which are connected with it by rail.

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  • Sea-going vessels can navigate up to Blaydon, and collieries and large manufacturing towns line the banks - Newburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Wallsend and North Shields on the Northumberland side; Gateshead, Jarrow and South Shields on the Durham side, with many lesser centres, forming continuous lines of factories and shipbuilding yards.

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  • The district is rich in minerals, and has large collieries, and a colliery company's institute; iron goods are manufactured.

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  • It has also rag-crushing mills, chemical works, soap-works and iron-works; and there are a number of collieries in the neighbourhood.

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  • The district, especially along the river Wansbeck, is not without beauty, but there are numerous collieries, from the existence of which springs the modern growth of Ashington.

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  • Collieries and iron-works employ the industrial population.

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  • There are ironfoundries, corn-mills and tanneries; and the parish includes several collieries.

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  • The scenery in the neighbourhood of Belper, especially to the west, is beautiful; but there are collieries, lead-mines and quarries in the vicinity of the town.

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  • It has collieries, and iron, steel, engineering, tool and fire-clay works, and there is a large industrial population.

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  • over loodifferent works of 36 varieties (exclusive of collieries) for the treatment or manufacture of copper,.

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  • The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the extensive collieries.

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  • Brick-making is carried on at several of the adjoining collieries.

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  • In the northern or Hunter river district there were 63 collieries, employing 10,500 men, and the quantity of coal raised was in 1904 about 4,100,000 tons; in the southern district there were fifteen collieries, employing 3100 men and raising I,600,000 tons of coal.

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  • The western or mountain collieries were seventeen in number, employing 540 men and raising about 418,000 tons.

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  • The locality is populous owing to the collieries and lead-smelting works in the vicinity.

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  • Its important collieries and lead mines; fire-brick, tile, earthenware, mineral oil, tinplate and nail manufactures, tanneries, breweries and malt-houses, have made Mold the business centre of the county.

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  • A large coal traffic is handled here, as there are collieries and foundries in the vicinity.

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  • The collieries extend from Boksburg eastward to Springs, 11 m.

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  • The exports consist principally of coal and iron from collieries and ironworks in the neighbourhood; and the imports of timber, ores and general goods.

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  • The collieries are in the Stormberg district and are of considerable extent.

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  • Among other industries that have largely contributed to the welfare of the town are dyeing and bleaching, brass and iron founding, tanning, machine-making, brewing and distilling, milling, rope-making and the making of soap and candles,while the collieries in the immediate vicinity are numerous and flourishing.

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  • In the vicinity are several collieries, and at Cupar Muir, 12 m.

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  • During the latter half of the 19th century, considerable public improvements were effected in the town, making it, -despite its neighbouring collieries, an agreeable place of residence.

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  • It is of modern growth, a township of cotton operatives, with large collieries in the vicinity.

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  • Its importance is due to its zinc, lead, iron, alkali and kindred works, and its collieries.

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  • The town is modern and owes its prosperity to the ironworks and collieries in its immediate vicinity.

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  • Chief among industries are cotton-spinning, hat-making and iron-founding and machinery works; and there are large collieries in the neighbourhood.

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  • Mr. Craig attributed great value to the watchful care bestowed by the manager of the collieries (Mr.

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