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RARE Antique Early 1900s Coal Miner's Canary Cage Coal Mine Safety A+ - $95 (Anoka)

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RARE Antique Early 1900s Coal Miner's Canary Cage Coal Mine Safety
For centuries and throughout the world, miners have been taking canary birds in small wood/metal cages down into the mines to warn them of potential danger, to test for noxious and poisonous gases, especially carbon monoxide, which is colorless and has no taste or smell. If a tunnel or shaft collapses or is blocked, diminishing the oxygen supply, the canary will be the first to react, swaying on his perch, usually dying, alerting the miners trouble and to immediately vacate the mine. Because the canaries are small with high metabolism, they have rapid heart beat causing them to take in more air, succumbing before the miners, thereby giving the miners time to take action. This songbird has saved countless human

The saying: “like a canary in a coal mine”, is used as indicator of danger.

Wood Cage Date: C. Early 1900's
Geography: North East Anthracite Region
Culture: American
Medium: Handmade Dowel Rod/Reed Wooden Cage, Handmade Stoneware Watering Cup
Condition: Natural Wood Patina with age
Dimensions: 6.25' tall x 6.5" x 5" deep
Classification: Work & Industry: Coal Miner
Commonality: Rare

post id: 7745416125

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