The illustration shows two men sliding or drawing a full basket or corfe of coal. The man on the right has a belt around his waist attached to a loop around the corfe. The belt and chain method was used as late as 1926 in some English coal mines.
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Keywords:1842, Children's employment Commission, accidents, baskets, child labour, coal, coal-mining, drawing, explosions, haulage, health and safety, men, methane, mining, victorian