Harry E Breaker

Harry E Breaker

Harry E Breaker  Digitally Watermarked

Harry E Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Unknown 1884 Luzerne County Historical Society

Additional Photographs/Illustrations are listed below :

Year (if known) Description
1905 Harry E Breaker

View All Photographs/Illustrations in Chronological Order


Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1875 - - The shafts were sited only 200 ft apart to minimize the time required to connect them underground and effect a second opening for the mine
1875 - - Construction commenced with the sinking of two shafts, the opening of four drifts and the start of work on a 'very extensive breaker'
1875 - - Considerable difficulty was experienced in shaft sinking because the rock was overlain by 60 ft of treacherous alluvial sand, which greatly added to sinking costs
1876 Apr 6th The first three cars of coal were run through the breaker
1884 Dec - After the burning of the nearby Forty Fort breaker on November 27th, a railroad was quickly built to Harry E so the Forty Fort coal could be prepared there; the railroad was completed December 11th
1889 - - Reported that the veins were split on the property which added to the cost of mining; also the coal was rough and difficult to prepare so the culm banks were large for the tonnage shipped
1889 - - By this time the breaker was becoming dilapidated and the long and high trestle leading to it was 'not in a very firm condition'
1893 Nov - The lease of Harry E was taken over by Simpson and Watkins under the corproate name of the Forty Fort Coal Company


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1875 Ellenwold Colliery - - 64 - Broderick and Company
1876 Ellenwold Colliery 50000 - 163 96 Ellenwold Coal Company
1877 Ellenwold - - - - -
1878 Ellenwold - - - - Albright Coal Company
1879 Ellenwold Shaft - - 30 - Albright Coal Company
1880 Ellenwold - - - - Albright Coal Company
1881 Albright Coal Company 12831 - 111 75.25 Albright Coal Company
1882 Harry E 54527 - 230 213 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1883 Harry E. 80984 - 350 214.1 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1884 Harry E. 88963 - 338 177.5 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1885 Harry E. 90400 78000 301 252.7 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1886 Harry E. shaft and slope 74000 62000 304 259 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1887 Harry E. Shaft 140850 128700 394 249 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1888 Harry E. Shaft 138733 127102 361 200.2 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1889 Harry E. Shaft 116400 104100 396 190.8 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1890 Harry E. Shaft 75449 66559 222 179.3 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1891 Harry E 13107 11235 221 39.2 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1892 Harry E. Shaft 0 0 0 0 Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1893 Harry E. - - 6 - Wyoming Valley Coal Company
1894 Harry E Shaft 96366 79526 471 112 Forty Fort Coal Company
1895 Harry E. 199960 188642 422 182.2 Forty Fort Coal Company
1896 Harry E. Shaft 301043 280565 586 199.6 Forty Fort Coal Company
1897 Harry E. shaft 265691 238659 526 160.3 Forty Fort Coal Company
1898 Harry E. Shaft 267631 265721 587 195 Forty Fort Coal Company
1899 Harry E. Shaft 353614 316425 686 238.25 Temple Iron Company
1900 Harry E. Shaft 175094 145595 668 112.5 Temple Iron Company
1901 Harry E Shaft 272513 246516 573 241.8 Temple Iron Company
1902 Harry E. Shaft 213095 182648 549 135.2 Temple Iron Company