Washington No. 16 Breaker

Washington No. 16 Breaker

Washington (Reynolds) No. 16 Breaker  Digitally Watermarked

Washington (Reynolds) No. 16 Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Unknown F.C. Petrillo Collection



Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1872 - - A new slope (No. 2) was being sunk west of the breaker and was down about 350 ft.
1872 - - At this time the mine consisted of a slope (No. 1) and a tunnel. The tunnel was above water level and adjoined old abandoned workings.
1872 - - The Mine Inspector was critical of poor ventilation in the mine. Of the small ventilation furnace, he stated 'it is difficult to decide which is the worse, the construction or location of the same'
1873 - - The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company installed a 24' diameter fan to improve ventilation in the west side of the slope and also in the adjoining Nottingham mine
1890 - - A new slope was driven up 240ft from the Ross seam to the surface; it was to replace the old slope and lead to the new breaker in course of construction


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1875 Washington Colliery 73163 - 273 - Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1876 Washington Colliery 75653 - 274 150.75 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1877 Washington - - - - Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1878 Washington - 103590 340 154.25 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1879 Washington - 184981 343 265.65 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1880 Washington 125749 - 331 187 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1881 Reynolds 162175 - 427 242.55 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1882 Reynolds 160249 - 355 232.5 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1883 Reynolds 161269 - 394 214.4 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1884 Reynolds 133098 - 517 175.5 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1885 Reynolds 137185 - 470 171.55 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1886 Reynolds 142994 141947 515 185 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1887 Reynolds 149631 149468 533 203 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1888 Reynolds 159130 159130 531 214.45 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1889 Reynolds No. 16 142144 142144 481 177 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1890 Reynolds No. 16 164748 163741 451 220.05 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1891 Reynolds No. 16 170110 170110 544 194.75 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1892 Reynolds No. 16 177027 176700 533 188.5 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1893 Reynolds No. 16 183801 183801 513 183.85 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1894 Reynolds No. 16 114508 114504 522 116.75 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1895 Reynolds No. 16 152941 144628 529 129.2 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1896 Reynolds No. 16 147141 138119 528 103.6 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1897 Reynolds No. 16 192616 178970 558 123.8 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1898 Reynolds No. 16 154022 141246 476 102.9 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1899 Reynolds No. 16 211401 201465 478 159 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1900 Reynolds No. 16 215867 205674 473 167.2 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1901 Reynolds No. 16 216407 202639 402 210.9 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1902 Reynolds No. 16 96804 89505 371 115.85 Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company