Sunday, 19 September 2021

I Found A Miners Lamp From Wigan At A Carbootsale In West Cork.

 

We got up this morning and  went to a carboot sale here in West Cork.  It's great to see things getting back to normal after the Covid lockdowns and restrictions.

I  bought a few things, just for a change! I spotted the silver and brass miners lamp.  It's 1940s and JH Naylor Ltd Wigan is engraved on it.

I've put it next to my brass M&Q safety lamp made in Ecckles  1977.  I have been looking for another one for a while and never expected to find one here in West Cork.

You never know what you might find on a carboot sale do you?




14 comments:

  1. Are those carbide? They are in nice shape. Tim saw one new that he wanted. The dealer said 'that one's mine but I have more.' He did. All of them terribly corroded. Nice find!

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  2. One is brass and the other one is brass and aluminium or steel. I am pleased you like them. I think miners are amazing and incredibly brave people.

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  3. I would never want to be one, that's for sure.

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  4. They are salt of the earth Debby. My great Irish grandfather worked in lead and tin mines here in West Cork. It must be where I get my digging Gene's from? Thankfully it's above ground on the vegetable plot!

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  5. Great finds Dave. I love your two lamps.

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  6. Thanks Rachel. They are different and like old buildings and farm machinery I always wonder what stories could they tell. I seem to pick up on the pyschometry of old things.

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  7. They look great. I would love those too.

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  8. Mighty fine lamps. A good find. Nice to have fun and find treasures

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  9. Yes they're beauties JayCee. I must get out the Brasso and polish them up.

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  10. Yes Linda a good find and a ride out on a Autumn morning.

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  11. You might find Jesus selling sandals. The miner's lamp was a great find! Well spotted!

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  12. Well we always meet interesting people YP. I was talking about George Orwell and The Road To Wigan Pier to the miners lamp sellers this morning. I thought you would like the lamp. It's a beautiful industrial artefact of our heritage .

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    1. I love those old lamps and wish I had the lamps that my grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather used to light their way when they were down in the bowels of the earth.

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  13. Those lamps sound like long lost friends shedding light and keeping your ancestors safe underground YP. I would imagine you would find miners lamps in antique shops in former mining areas like Barnsley? There's plenty on Ebay but the postage looks expensive.

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