1860 to 1960 Selection of Mining Colliery Pit Check Tags


A nice selection of 24 Mining Colliery Pit Check Metal Tags belonging to different British Mines and spanning a period from the 1860s to the 1950s.

The selection consists of 10 brass tags numbered 131,133,134,135,136,151,153,154,156, 157, that belonged to the Poldice Mine, near St Day, in Cornwall. These are the earliest and date from the period 1860 – 1870. Then, there are 3 tags from the Prince of Wales Colliery, in Pontrefact and dating from the 1920 – 1930. One tag from the National Coal Board (NCB) Bentley, South Yorkshire, from the 1950s. Finally, 10 oval (1 octagonal) NCB Daw Mill tags, from near Nuneaton, in Warwickshire. These probably date from the 1950s to 60s as well. The tags have been mounted in a wooden case with a Perspex window.

The National Coal Board (NCB) was the statutory corporation created to run the nationalised coal mining industry in the United Kingdom. Set up under the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946, it took over the United Kingdom's collieries in January 1947. It was renamed the BCC in 1987.

Size: 30 x 23 x 3.5 cm (11 ¾ x 9 x 1 3/8 inches)
Weight: 1129 g