SAMSON STRIPPER: For Continuous Longwall Mining, the

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The basic mechanics of the machine are explained and an animation demonstrates how it works at the coalface. (clip - not available)

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The Samson Stripper at work on the Parkgate Seam, at the Elsecar Main Colliery in South Yorkshire. (clip - onsite only)

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The Samson Stripper, made in Scotland by Mavor and Coulson, at work underground in the Parkgate seam in South Yorkshire. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Power resources
  • Science and technology

Genres:

  • Promotional
  • Technical

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SAMSON STRIPPER: For Continuous Longwall Mining, the

Reference number: 0067

Date: 1952

Director: d. William Larkins

Sponsor: Mavor and Coulson Limited

Production company: W. M. Larkins Studio (in association with the Film Producers Guild)

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.00 mins

Description: A demonstration of the Samson Stripper working at the coalface.

Credits: ph. Josef Ambor
ph. R. Dinsdale
anim. Peter Sachs
anim. Nancy Hanna
[Acknowledgement is made to the National Coal Board for permission to make this film, and to the co-operation given by the management and men of Elsecar Main Colliery, South Yorkshire.]

Shotlist: Credits (0.20); shot of a miner using a wedge to split coal from the seam (.50) diagrams of various power-wedge systems and prototype machines (1.38); The Samson Stripper. Demonstration of working principles (4.22); How the Samson Stripper is applied to continuous long-wall mining ... animated sequence describing the layout and operation of the Samson Stripper (7.51) [section of leader] (8.18) animation continues (9.52); We now go into the Parkgate Seam to watch the machine at work (10.08); The stripper in operation at the coal face (13.00); ecs (13.38)