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(Bessemer Shaft Mine) (ca.1903- ? ),
Located on the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad, Russellton, West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1903- ? ), Bessemer Coal & Coke Company, Cleveland, OH
(ca.1904- ? ), Bessemer Coal & Coke Company, Cleveland, OH
(ca.1905- ? ), Bessemer Coal & Coke Company, Cleveland, OH
Mine, of the Bessemer Coal & Coke Company,
is located in Allegheny County, on the line of the Bessemer and Lake Erie
The coal field conssists of 2,300 acres of the Upper Freeport
seam with an average thickness of 7 feet. The shaft is 230 feet deep,
the main shaft is 11 feet X 24 feet and the air shaft is 10 feet X 16 feet.
The tipple, power house and blacksmith shop are completed. The
boiler house is large enough to contain six 18 foot tubular boilers, four
of which are now in position. They are equiped with the Yough Boiler
feed pump and Jacob's hot water heater. A 13 feet Capell fan is being
erected. The intention is to work the mine on the four entry system,
and they will in all probability use electric haulage.
Memorial, Bessemer Mine (Bessemer Shaft Mine),
Rural Ridge, Indiana Twp., Allegheny County, Pennsylvania"
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