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Athens County Mine Inspections 1910

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

Black Diamond.

Situated at Lathrop, Ohio, on the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by the Black ‘Diamond Coal & Coke Co., Columbus, O. A. E. Lafferty, Sharpsburg, O., Supt.; T. O. Day, same place, mine foreman. Drift opening; No. 8 seam, 7 and 8 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; equipped with electric power; machine mining; motor haulage; 72 loaders, 8 machine men, 24 day men employed. May 24th, in good order. August 8th, was called to test scales, which were found incorrect. August 26th, conditions were found satisfactory, except ordered brick stoppings placed between inlet and outlet of air. November 22nd, • former order complied with. Mine in good order. On the following day the

tipple, steam and power plant were burned down, from some unknown cause.

Schuler.

Situated at Sharpsburg. O., on the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by Jacob Schuler, same place, has full supervision. Drift opening; No. 8 seam, 6 to 8 ft. thick; double entry system; furnace ventilation; machine mining; mule haulage; 10 loaders, 2 machine men, 3 day men employed. March 22nd, found satisfactory, except ventilation, ordered that some artificial means be installed. June 27th. found small furnace installed and condition satisfactory. October 3rd, in fair condition.

Carbon or Wells.

Situated at Lathrop, Ohio, on the M. C. & C. R. R. Operated by the Carbon Coal Mining Co., Amcsville, O. T. E. Clark, Amcsville, O., Supt. and mine boss, resigned, succeeded by Geo. Brown. Drift opening; No. 8 seam, 6 to 8 ft. thick; double entry system; fan ventilation; electric mining; mule haulage; 38 loaders, 2 machine men, 8 day men employed. February 10th, in fair condition. May 23rd, found suspended, on account of lack of trade. August 26th and November 23rd, found in fair condition.

ATHENS COUNTY.

SMALL MINES EMPLOYING LESS THAN TEN MEN.

Glouster Domestic.

Situated at Glouster, Ohio, on the K. & M. R. R. Operated by Sidney Hildrick, Glouster, O., who has full supervision. Shaft opening, 48 ft. deep; No. 7 seam, 4 ft. thick; double entry system; ventilated by fire basket; equipped with air plant; machine mining; 6 miners, 2 day men. February 10th, fair order. Requested safety catch placed on cage. September 13th, mine had just resumed operation after 5 months suspension; found in fair order; later, suspended on

account of financial failure.

Edgell & Young.

Situated at Nelsonville, Ohio, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by Edgell & Young, Nelsonville, O. Output consumed by the Nelsonville Brick Co. Shaft opening; No. 6 seam, 5 an 6 ft. thick; fan ventilation; machine mining; 4 loaders, 2 machine men, 2 day men employed. July 14th, we find new opening made close to the workings. Mine generally in fair order.

Siloott.

• Situated at Old Floodwood, Ohio, on H. V. R. R. Operated by Geo. Silcott, Nelsonville, O., who is Supt.; O. M. Reynolds, Floodwood, O., mine boss. Drift openings; No. 6 seam, 5 and 6 ft. thick; Furnace and natural ventilation; 9 miners, 2 day men employed. The operations are exclusively in stumps and pillars, in several crop openings. July 14th, in fair condition.

Pig Skin.

Situated at Nelsonville, O., on the H. V. R. R. Operated by T. S. Rosser, same place, who has supervision. Drift opening; No. 6 seam. The operations are in pillar work. Output consumed by the Nelsonville Brick Co. Machine mining: natural ventilation; 4 loaders, 1 day man employed. July 14th, in fair condition.

Wells, New Opening.

Situated at Kimberly, Ohio, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by J. M. Lama, Nelsonville, O., who has supervision. Slope opening; No. 6 seam, 6 ft. thick; furnace ventilation; 6 pick miners, 2 day men employed; July 14th, inspected by Mr. Hill, inspector of 4th district. December 9th, found in good condition. Tested scales, found correct. Mine was not in operation the forepart of year.

Nixon No. 4.

Situated at Myers Crossing, on the H. V. R. R. Operated by Nixon Coal Co., Nelsonville, O.; L. H. Nixon, Nelsonville, O., Supt. Drift opening, No. 6 seam, 6 ft. thick; natural ventilation; pick mining; 6 miners, 2 day men employed. July 14th, visited mine on complaint of miners to investigate air conditions, which were found bad; men were taken out until some artificial means could be installed. October 7th, furnace has been installed and in fair order.

ATHENS COUNTY CLAY MINES.

Nelsonville Clay Mine No. 1.

Situated at Nelsonville, O. Operated by the Nelsonville Brick Co. C. Colegrove, Nelsonville, has supervision. Drift opening; No. 5 seam, 6 ft. thick; furnace ventilation; new opening; 14 miners, 6 day men employed. July 14th, inspected by Mr. Hill, of 4th district. October 20th, was found in fair condition.

Nelsonville Cla/ Mine No. 2.

Situated at Nelsonville, O. Operated by the Nelsonville Brick Co., Nelsonville, O. Joe Roscoe, same place, has full charge. Drift opening; No. 5 seam, 7 to 9 ft. thick; fan ventilation; motor haulage; 20 miners, 14 day men employed. July 14th, mspected by Mr. Hill, of the 4th district. October 20th, found in good condition.

Hocking Valley Clay Mine.

Situated at Nelsonville, O. Operated by the Hocking Valley Fire Clay Co., Nelsonville, O. Jos. Spencer, same place, has supervision. Drift opening; No. 5 seam, 8 ft. thick; natural ventilation; £ miners, 2 day men employed. July 14th, found in fair condition.

MINES VISITED OUTSIDE OF DISTRICT NO. 3.

HOCKING COUNTY, DIST. NO. 2.
Jobs No. 2.

Operated by the Sunday Creek Co., Columbus, O. February 15th, visited mine on request of Mr. Kennedy, in whose district the mine is situated, to investigate the surroundings of fire district, which had been sealed on account of fire since last June. The walls were in good condition, and no imminent danger appeared.

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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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