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Athens County Mine Inspections 1910

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

Sunday Creek No. 210.

Remained suspended the entire year.

Sunday Creek No. 211.

Situated on Sugar Creek. 3.| miles northeast of Athens, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. Field Scott, Athens, O., Supt.; Herman Theisen, same place, mine foreman. Shaft opening. 240 ft. deep, to the No. 6 seam, varying in thickness from 41 to 0 ft; double entry system: equipped with electric power, machine mining; motor haulage: fan ventilation; 213 loaders, 19 machine men, 81 day men. January 4th and 5th, was found in good order, except, requested ventilation be increased on the 4th east cut off. March 17th, in good condition. May 11th, inspected old works, and sections not in operation, was found well ventilated and no standing gas. August 10th and 17th, and November Kith, found in good condition; on the latter date scales were tested and found incorrect.

Sunday Creek No. 212.

Situated on Sugar Creek, about 4} miles northeast of Athens, O. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co.. Columbus, O. Field Scott, Athens, O., Supt.; W. M. Pritchard, Athens, O., mine foreman. Shaft opening, 300 ft. in depth; No. 6 seam, varying in thickness from 3 to 6 ft.; equipped with electric power; machine mining; horse haulage; fan ventilation; 13 loaders, 2 machine men, 9 day men. January 5th, was’ found in good order; location of fan was changed, as requested on my former visit, and ventilation improved. March 25th, in good ■condition. The mine was later indefinitely abandoned, on account of faults and irregular height of coal.

Sunday Creek No. 252.

Mine has been indefinitely abandoned since 1905.

Sunday Creek No. 254.

Situated at Jacksonville, O., on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, Ohio. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt.; Dan McBride, same place, mine foreman; Pat. McCann, Jacksonville, O., assistant. Shaft opening, 110 ft. in depth; No. G seam, 6 ft. thick; double entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; rope haulage; fan ventilation; 150 loaders, 12 machine men, 60 day men. February 11th requested that trappers be placed at cross over door between 17 and 18 west, and 11 and 12 east; also dust removed from haulage roads and stairways repaired in escapement shaft, otherwise in fair order. May 31st, rooms No. 7 and No. 8 on 12 east and 11 and 12 on 9 east, also 2 and 3 on 20 west, not properly ventilated; advised checks placed on entries to conduct a current into these rooms; found that the dust had been removed from the east side; the west side still found dusty. Ordered the same loaded out at once. August 4th, mine idle, inspected old works, found them well ventilated and free from standing gas. Made partial inspection of the workings and found ventilation improved. November 2nd, requested trapper placed at 13 and 14 west; also stable constructed to comply with the law and dust removed from haulage roads.

S. C. No. 255.

Situated 3 miles southwest of Jacksonville, on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt.; Robt. Snyder, same place, mine foreman; Carl Fierce, assistant. Shaft opening. 150 ft. in depth; No. 6 seam, 6 ft. thick; double entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; fan ventilation; 190 ■loaders, 18 machine men, 56 day men employed. March 14th, in good condition; also June 23rd, September 12th and December 12th, mine found in good •condition.

S. C. No. 256.

Situated at Glouster, Ohio, on K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt.; Harry Cunningham, same place, mine foreman; Thos. Hope, assistant. Shaft opening, ’90) ft. in depth; No. 6 seam, 6 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; 217 loaders, 26 machine men, 83 day men employed. February 24th and 25th, conditions were found satisfactory, except advised that the ventilation be increased on 5th and 6th west north, and check placed on back entry; also requested that a man way be made to No. 2 air shaft and a stairway installed. May 16th and June 1st, found former requests complied with, and the mine generally in good condition; requested brick stoppings placed between north split of air. June 20th, was called to investigate cause of the death of Peter Bartels, a driver, who was killed on the 18th, by colliding with another trip, while coming onto the 5 west motor switch, becoming confused with the signals. July 25th, visited mine on request of miners, to test the scales, which were found correct, inspected old works, they were found well ventilated and free from standing gas. August 1st, in good order; advised that a check be placed between 5 and 6 rooms on 5th west. October 31st and November 1st, conditions satisfactory, except an accumulation of dust and fine coal along the northwest haulway; advised that the same be given attention at once.

8. C. No. 266.

Situated at Hollister, O., two miles west of Glouster, on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt.; John Collins, same place, mine foreman; Thos. Cox, assistant. Shaft opening, 90 ft. in depth; No. 6 seam, 6 ft. thick; double entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; fan ventilation; 170 loaders, 15 machine men, 59 day men employed. Four inspections made. February 14th, May 10th, August 3rd and October 27th. No recommendations were made, mine generally in good condition.

S. C. No. 267.

Situated at Hunterdon, Ohio, three miles west of Glouster, O., on the K. & M. R. R. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt.; John Yaw, same place, mine foreman; Phil. Blower, Glouster, O., assistant. Slope opening, 450 ft. in length; No. 6 seam, 6 and 0} ft. thick; double entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; fan ventilation; 205 loaders, 20 machine men, 68 day men employed. January 27th, found in good order, requested that a check be placed between rooms 4 and 5 on 20th west. May 5th and 6th, and July 29th, also October 28th, in good condition, no recommendations were made.

8. C. No. 275. Remained suspended the entire year.

8. C. No. 281.

Situated about 3i miles northwest of Jacksonville, O., branch of the K. & M. R. R. Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. D. H. Williams, Glouster, O., Dist. Supt.; D. S. Williams, Jacksonville, O, mine foreman; Chas. Dusy, same place, assistant. Shaft opening, 125 ft. in depth; No. 6 seam, 5 and 6 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; 72 loaders, 20 machine men, 62 day men employed. June 30th, owing to the mine being suspended for a long period, and started on short notice, found the ventilation deficient, but the necessary improvements being made to restore the mine to its former condition. Requested a trapper placed at 3 and 4 east on south, and fine coal and dust removed from haulage roads. September 19th, in an improved condition; advised that a west entry be driven off the south to connect with air shaft, to be used as an additional traveling way. December 16th, in fair condition; requested a traveling way made on west side of mine for the north end. December 28th, visited the mine in company with D. H. Williams, Dist. Supt. for consultation in regard to making changes in the course of the ventilation; it was decided to use the west side for the inlet to north end of mine, which had formerly been the return, and which is to be made a traveling way, as requested.

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One Response to “Athens County Mine Inspections 1910”

  1. A family member recommended me to this site. Thnx for the resources.

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