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Lead

Bundle of three lead miners’ chisels (jumpers)

Description:

Used to create holes for shot blasting. The chisel would be held and rotated by one man, as the end was struck by another.

Place of Production:
Wanlockhead Smithy
Materials/Media:
Forged Steel
Dimensions:
L 73cm: Octagonal D 17mm: Chisel head 2cm (approx.)
Source:
Museum of Lead Mining
Accession number:
A1/012; 013; 014
Digital Number:
WHMA001n
Creation Date:
Late 19th/early 20th century
Copyright:
Wanlockhead Museum Trust