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New Waterford in Cape Breton Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Anderton Shearer Loader

 
 
Anderton Shearer Loader Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
1. Anderton Shearer Loader Marker
Inscription.  The Anderton Shearer-Loader was a widely used coal cutter loader in which the ordinary jib of the longwall coal cutter was replaced by a shear drum capable of cutting a "web" of variable depth.

The machine traveled on an armored conveyor and required a prop-free front for working. It sheared the coal in one direction and the front coal was loaded by a plow deflector. It then returned along the face (without cutting) and loaded the remainder of the broken coal.

The ordinary Anderton was suitable for coal seams more than 3 feet 6 inches (1.1 m) thick.
 
Erected by Colliery Lands Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 46° 15.135′ N, 60° 5.908′ W. Marker is in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Region. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ellsworth Avenue (Nova Scotia Route 28) and James Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the mining heritage trail within Colliery Lands Park. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 3696 Ellsworth Avenue, New Waterford NS B1H 2H6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earl Leadbeater (a few steps from this marker); William Davis (a few steps from this marker); Joy (a few steps from this marker); Armoured Face Conveyor (within shouting distance of this marker); New Waterford World War Monument (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Standing The Gaff (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Miner's Monument (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); New Victoria Veterans Who Died Overseas (approx. 2.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Waterford.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Colliery Lands Park
 
Also see . . .  Anderton Shearer Loader (Wikipedia). The Anderton Shearer Loader is a coal cutting machine which was used in the UK coal industry after 1953. The Anderton Power Loader with its cutting drum up to five feet in diameter was patented in 1953. It was successfully used throughout the British coalfields and by 1966 cut half the coal produced and by 1977 it produced 80% of the coal mined in Britain. (Submitted on June 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Anderton Shearer Loader Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
2. Anderton Shearer Loader Marker
Anderton Shearer Loader image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
3. Anderton Shearer Loader
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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