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Lampchecks and tokens

Lamp checks (or 'tokens' or 'tallies') are one of the most popular coal mining objects collected by both museums and the general public. They basically informed colliery management of who was in work but became vital when rescue services needed to know how many men were actually underground during an incident such as a fire or explosion. Colliery check systems apparently became common during the late nineteenth century and became mandatory in 1913 after an amendment to the 1911 Coal Mines Act.

There are 36 items in this collection

Lamp Check, Ammanford Colliery

  • 514
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Lamp Check, Risca Collieries

  • 485
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Time Check

  • 441
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Beer Token

  • 376
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Lamp Check, Fernhill Colliery

  • 638
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Lamp Check, Albion Colliery

  • 426
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Canteen Check, Lewis Merthyr Colliery

  • 429
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Canteen Check, Crosshands Colliery

  • 638
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Lamp Check, Cambrian Colliery

  • 460
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Lamp Check, Llanhilleth Colliery

  • 598
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Lamp Check, Wyllie Colliery

  • 750
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Lamp Check, Blaenant Colliery

  • 504
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Lamp Check, Markham Colliery

  • 415
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Safety Check, Deep Navigation Colliery

  • 397
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Lamp Check, Morlais Colliery

  • 448
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Lamp Check, Nantgarw Colliery

  • 503
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Lamp Check, Lewis Merthyr Colliery

  • 617
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Safety Check, Blaenavon Colliery

  • 437
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Lamp Check, Cwmcarn Colliery

  • 426
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Pithead Baths Check, Gresford Colliery

  • 542
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Lamp Check, Glyncorrwg Colliey

  • 406
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Shot Firing Tally

  • 413
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Lamp Check, Oakdale Colliery

  • 463
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Lamp Check, Lady Windsor Colliery

  • 670
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Safety Check, Cwmtillery Colliery

  • 379
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Lamp Check, Six Bells Colliery

  • 372
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Lamp Check, Britannia Colliery

  • 749
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Safety Check, St John's Colliery

  • 433
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Lamp Check, Bargoed Colliery

  • 468
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Beer Token

  • 394
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Lamp Check, Mardy Colliery

  • 458
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Lamp Check, Roseheyworth Colliery

  • 497
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Mines Rescue Check, red disc

  • 529
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Mines Rescue Check, copper disc

  • 512
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Mines Rescue Check, yellow disc

  • 409
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Envelope for Mines Rescue checks

  • 404
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