Safety is a significant factor not only for miners’ health, but their lives. To ensure safety and efficiency of miners, lamps play an important role. How did miners use lamps? Were they easy to carry around? Were they heavy? Bright? What was the best one? Watch the video below for these and more answers.
“In the time I started, everyone used a hand lamp. You had to carry it, and that is what you had to deal with. The light from this lamp was just enough to do your work, but not more than that.”
HANS TE WIELE. Former miner in Limburg
“If the light became bigger, you knew there was gas. That meant getting out as soon as possible.”
Former child miner in Limburg