Description: Broadside titled "An Appeal on Behalf of the Miners of Jackson County, O." This document relates the hardships of the coal miners of Jackson County resulting from a suspension of mining work beginning in November 1896. It was created by a committee of prominent citizens in Wellston to solicit donations to help striking miners and their dependents in the area. The broadside estimates that 22,000 people in Wellston depend on income from the mines and are in desperate circumstances. The 1897 strike was one of a number of labor disputes between coal miners and mine owners in the Hocking Valley region between 1880 and 1940. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: VFM4536 Subjects: Coal miners; Strikes and lockouts; Coal mining; Labor--Ohio Places: Wellston (Ohio); Jackson County (Ohio);
Description: A mine fan, locomotive and pan conveyor made by the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company, Columbus, Ohio, were installed in this coal mine, location unknown, 1971. These miners are using battery-powered electric lights on their safety helmets. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL00975 Subjects: Coal miners; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business
Description: Two 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm) photographs document coal mining at the Sunday Creek Coal Mine Number 9 in Hocking County, Ohio. Organized in 1905, the Sunday Creek Coal Company operated dozens of mines in southeastern Ohio and West Virginia. Sunday Creek Coal Mine #6 in Millfield, Ohio was the site of one of the worst mining disasters in Ohio's history. On November 5, 1930, a buildup of methane gas exploded when the trolley the miners used to carry coal out of the mine produced a spark on the track. Eighty-two men were killed. Following the explosion, the mine closed for about a month. It reopened and operated until 1945. Tougher safety regulations were instituted in 1931 as a result of the Sunday Creek Coal Mine disaster. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om3093_3735472_001 Subjects: Geography and Natural Resources; Business and Labor; Coal mining; Coal; Coal miners Places: Hocking County (Ohio)
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Description: Laborer operating a piece of Jeffrey mining equipment loaded with barrels. The Jeffrey Manufacturing Company, also known as the Jeffrey Mining Corporate Center, was established in 1876 as the Lechner Mining Machine Company in Columbus, Ohio, by Joseph Jeffrey and Francis Lechner. The company was the world’s leading producer of mining, conveying, and heavy industrial equipment for nearly 100 years. Jeffrey designed material handling products for a wide variety of uses, such as coal mining, farming, amusement park rides, earth-moving, lumber mills, and food processing, the use of which reduced handling costs, increased production, and decreased hard physical labor. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P251_B39F03_4794 Subjects: Coal miners; Jeffrey Manufacturing Company (Columbus, Ohio); Coal mines and mining--Electric equipment; Laborers;
Description: This coal tipple conveyor was made by the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company of Columbus, Ohio. The men in the photograph are removing shale and other unwanted debris from the coal as it is conveyed to sizing screens and then on to railroad coal cars below the tipple. This conveyor was used by the Pocohontas Consolidated Collery Company, Mora, West Virginia, 1911. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL01305 Subjects: Coal miners; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business Places: Mora (West Virginia)
Description: This coal tipple conveyor was made by the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company of Columbus, Ohio. The men in the photograph are removing shale and other unwanted debris from the coal as it is conveyed to screens for sizing and then on to railroad coal cars below the tipple. This conveyor was used by the Greenbrier Coal and Coke Company, McDowell, West Virginia, 1911. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL01306 Subjects: Coal miners; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business Places: McDowell (West Virginia)
Description: This photograph shows the discharge end of a 34-B coal cutting and loading machine built by the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company of Columbus, Ohio in use at the Valier Coal Company, Valier, Illinois, 1918. A single cut with the 34-B took about 20 minutes and yielded over 8 tons of coal. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL01390 Subjects: Coal miners; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business Places: Valier (Illinois)
Description: The Jeffrey Manufacturing Company of Columbus, Ohio, built this cable car haul for the Beckley Coal and Coke Company, Beckley, West Virginia, ca. 1905. The coal cars were pulled up the incline by a Jeffrey steel rope conveyor beneath the railroad tracks. At the top, the coal in the cars was dumped into railroad coal cars below. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL01224 Subjects: Coal miners; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business Places: Beckley (West Virginia)
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