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Mariemont and Bascoup collieries - Expo Paris 1889

Mariemont and Bascoup collieries at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1889

The Mariemont and Bascoup collieries in Belgium exhibit a large reproduction of one of the mining pits, including the extraction, dewatering, ventilation and sorting installations, followed by the laboratories, drivers, washhouses for pigs, engineers, offices, reliefs of the various pits, a general plan of the workers' housing, etc.

Then the products of manufacture, briquettes of agglomerated coal.

Finally, huge blocks of coal for steam generators or domestic heating.

©Livre d'Or de l'Exposition - S. Favière.