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Athens County Mine Inspections 1910

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

Poston & Fluhart.

Situated near Millfield. Ohio, on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by Poston & Fluhart Coal Co., Athens, O. Joseph Smith, Millfield, O., has supervision. Slope opening; No. 7 seam, 4 ft. thick; double entry system; equipped with electric power; machine mining; slope equipped with a chain hoist; fan ventilation; 10 loaders, 2 machine men, 7 day men employed. September 14th, found this a new opening; are making connections with the second opening, which is a shaft, 70 ft. deep, with two compartments, the main opening being equipped three compartments. The mine is being made modern in every respect, equipped with the best machinery. December 15th, conditions were found satisfactory, except too many men were found working inside of last breakthrough in main north entry, and the number was reduced. Connections have been made with the air shaft and the installing of a large fan is almost completed, and a winding stairway is being placed in one of the compartments of air shaft.

Carbondale No. 2.

Situated at Carbondale, Ohio, on the B. & O. S. W. R. R. Operated by the Carbondale Coal Co., Carbondale, Ohio. M. H. Doolittle, Carbondale, O., Supt.; Ford Doolittle, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening; No. 6 seam, &} ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; 83 loaders, 8 machine men, 29 day men employed. February 3rd, was found in good condition, also June 7th, requested that loose top be taken down, on old north, at 8th west, also on main east motor road, near cut-off door. August 31st and December 1st, conditions were satisfactory throughout the mine, except requested that 1st and 2nd cast and 3 and 4 east entries be cross-timbered.

Carbondale Nos. 1 and 3.

Situated at Carbondale, Ohio, on the B. & O. S. W. R. R. Operated by Carbondale Coal Co., Carbondale, O. M. H. Doolittle, Carbondale, O., Supt.; Jacob Pollock, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening; No. 6 seam, 4} to 5f ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power, machine mining, motor haulage; 54 loaders, 6 machine men, 29 day men employed. February 4th, in good order. June 8th, mine not in operation on account of no trade; made partial inspection. August 30th, found in good condition. Requested stairway repaired in escapement shaft. December 1st, found No. 1, which is a new opening, in good condition, the coal is dumped over No. 3 tipple; conditions throughout No. 3 were found satisfactory.

Hocking or Moore.

Situated at Carbondale, Ohio, on the B. & O. S. W. R. R. Operated by the Hocking Mining Co., Athens, O. G. W. Arnold, Carbondale, O., Supt.; James Gascoyne, same place, mine foreman. Slope opening; No. 6 seam, 4J ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; both gathering and motor haulage; 160 loaders, 18 machine men, 50 day men employed. February 2nd, was found in good condition. June 8th, made partial inspection, found in good order, except the ventilation, which is fair. The Company is making preparations to install a 15 ft. Jeffrey fan. September 1st and November 30th, conditions throughout the mine satisfactory. Requested that loose top be taken dpwn at the entrance to No. 9 and 19 rooms on 5 west; we fmd on the latter date the new fan is in operation, giving the best satisfaction.

Winchester.

Situated at Carbondale, Ohio, on the B. & O. S. \V. R. R. Operated by Irn. Shingler, Carbondale, O., who has full supervision Slope opening; No. ■6 seam, 4 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; mule and rope haulage; Loaders 3, machine men 2, and 5 day men employed. February 4th, found ventilation, wiring, drainage and means of escape bad; a specific order was given to have the mine put in a lawful condition. June 8th, found mine suspended, on account of financial failure, and has since been indefinitely abandoned.

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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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