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Advert for the Guinea Wallsend Coal Company, reverse side

Advert for the Guinea Wallsend Coal Company, reverse side

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.7485

Item number: 7485

Genre: Leaflet

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The invention of the steam pump transformed Britain's small 18th-century coal mining trade into a colossal industry, which employed hundreds of people to produce hundreds of thousands of tons of coal. A small number of companies owned the coal fields of northern England. Shareholders made enormous profits from the long hours worked by the miners in dangerous, unhealthy conditions.

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