Gaylord Breaker

Gaylord Breaker

Gaylord Breaker  Digitally Watermarked

Gaylord Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Unknown 1875 Luzerne County Historical Society



Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1878 - - A new tunnel was driven from the Cooper to the Ross seam. This necessitated a further second opening by sinking an inside shaft to the Ross seam from the next overlying seam
1879 - - Sinking of a new shaft near the slope re-started. Begun several years previously, it had been suspended during the aftermath of the 1873 Panic. It was to be sunk down to the Red Ash seam.
1879 - - A large breaker was under construction on the site of the old one destroyed by fire
1880 - - The new shaft 12' x 48' was sunk to a depth of 412 ft
1881 - - Shaft sinking was completed to the lowest coal seam (the Red Ash) at a depth of 575 ft
1882 - - A new inside air shaft was sunk a depth of 120ft from the Ross seam to the Red Ash seam, to act as a second opening for workings in that seam
1882 - - Two new inside planes were driven, one in the Ross seam 500ft long, and one in the Red Ash seam 400ft long


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1875 Gaylord Shaft - - - - Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1875 Gaylord Slope Colliery 78665 - 310 - Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1876 Gaylord Colliery 132460 - 334 180.2 -
1876 Gaylord Shaft - - - - -
1877 Gaylord - - - - -
1878 Gaylord 32468 31124 134 69 -
1880 Gaylord 80782 - 240 158.75 Gaylord Coal Company
1881 Gaylord 163012 - 349 266 Gaylord Coal Company
1882 Gaylord 168804 - 352 228.75 -
1883 Gaylord 161350 - 406 230.7 Gaylord Coal Company
1884 Gaylord 163502 - 413 193.1 Kingston Coal Company
1885 Gaylord 170250 - 476 181.75 Kingston Coal Company
1886 Gaylord 179356 173012 477 173 Kingston Coal Company
1887 Gaylord Shaft and Slope 248277 239726 532 184.55 Kingston Coal Company
1888 Gaylord Shaft and Slope 303320 294422 698 209.8 Kingston Coal Company
1889 Gaylord Shaft and Slope 258870 256733 655 172.5 Kingston Coal Company
1890 Gaylord Shaft and Slope 228700 226405 618 161.75 Kingston Coal Company
1891 Gaylord 312397 305613 614 239 Kingston Coal Company
1892 Gaylord 356590 353163 654 245.55 Kingston Coal Company
1893 Gaylord 347085 343583 780 241.65 Kingston Coal Company
1894 Gaylord 94896 93123 348 139.65 Kingston Coal Company
1895 Gaylord Shaft and Slope 123432 106590 345 159.5 Kingston Coal Company
1896 Gaylord Shaft and Slope 121072 104092 373 142.85 Kingston Coal Company
1897 Gaylord Shaft and Slope 100262 96323 383 128.65 Kingston Coal Company
1898 Gaylord Shaft and Slope 100293 96039 287 125.15 Kingston Coal Company
1899 Gaylord 110336 99748 317 148.6 Kingston Coal Company
1900 Gaylord Slope 109261 99078 304 138.1 Kingston Coal Company
1901 Gaylord 105606 101141 268 150 Kingston Coal Company
1902 Gaylord 54320 48030 282 87.2 Kingston Coal Company