Coal Company check - Information requested.
brass embossed check bearing the legend SUMMERLEE COAL CO. Actual size 32 mm
anyone got any information about the check above or the Summerlee Coal
Company. As yet I have failed to find out how old this check is and where it
originates from. Any information will be greatly received.
Submitted By : Tony
Date: August 2003
not sure but I think this check may be a modern invention made for sale to
tourists visiting the Summerlee Heritage Park located in Coatbridge,
Lanarkshire (Scotland). The park is an industrial history museum and is
based around the reconstructed remains of the Summerlee Ironworks. The park
also has a re-constructed row of miner's houses plus the
"Summerlee Coal Company" pithead site, complete with recreated
only real coal companies from Scotland that I know of with Summerlee in
their title are;
& Mossend Iron & Steel Company - Blackhill Colliery, Lanarkshire
(listed in 1896).
Coal & Firebrick Company - mines in/around Prestongrange.
Iron Company Limited - Bardykes Colliery, Lanarkshire
are also Summerlee name related coal pits in West Virginia, USA. These pits
were given their names by the emigrant Scottish miners who worked them.
By : James McDermot.
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