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Respirators, South Crofty Tin Mine, near Camborne, Cornwall

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Reference Number: BB95/09732
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Caption: Increasing concern about safety issues within mines led to the requirement that all people entering a mine should carry a respirator in case gas was encountered. On returning to the surface the case of the respirator was wiped clean and re-shelved - invariably unused.
Photographer: P Williams Date Taken: March 1995
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
Featured in Story:Tin mining: a 4,000 year old industry
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