The Hydraulic Pit Prop

The Hydraulic Pit Prop article from The Colliery Guardian – Sep 1948

The Colliery Guardian - The Hydraulic Pit Prop article Sep 1948
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
The Colliery Guardian - The Hydraulic Pit Prop article Sep 1948
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
The Colliery Guardian - The Hydraulic Pit Prop article Sep 1948
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
The Colliery Guardian - The Hydraulic Pit Prop article Sep 1948
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Dowty Mining Equipment - Pit Prop inner assembly
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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  • My father was Roof Control Officer at the Bargoed colliery back in the 1960’s. His name was Kenneth Charles Jones and he either invented a new key for one of the props or he came up with an improvement for the key which made the operation of the props easier with one tool, when I was younger my mother showed me the sketches he had done and the letter from the Mine Manager and one from Dowty giving him a £50 award for his invention which I believe was taken up by Dowty and manufactured for a while.

    By Dene Thomas Edward Jones (26/11/2021)

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