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Continuous Miner
Continuous Miner
TitleContinuous Miner
PhotographerHorrell, C. William
GeographicalSouthern Illinois
DescriptionThe working end of a continuous miner, showing the toothed wheels that loosen coal from the vein. "The cutting end of a continuous mining machine, the cutting steel points are made of carbide steel which rotate as they dig the coal from the coal face. A continuous miner will cut a path or room 14 feet wide. Pillows of coal are left every 14 feet to help support the roof." and "U20" written on verso.
Dimensions (in.)8 x 10 inches;
Dimensions (cm.)21 x 26 cm.;
MediumPhotograph: Black and white
Photo typeGelatin silver print
Subject (LCSH)Coal mines and mining -- Illinois -- Photographs
Coal mining machinery -- Illinois -- Photographs
Subject (TGM)Coal mining
Collection/Box #C. William Horrell Photograph Collection 64/ Box 26/ Folder 3
ProvenanceDonated by the Horrell family to SCRC after the photographer's death, 1989.
Rights StatementCopyright holder is unknown. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Phone: + 1 (618) 453-2516. Email:
CollectionDoc Horrell Photo Collection (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
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