Miners Operating a Cutting Machine at Mine No. 32, Consolidation Coal Company, Owings, W. Va.
Caption on back reads, 'Making a cut in the coal face is this Mastodon of the machine age - an underground cutter. Rubber tired for mobility, and mounting a 9-foot cutting blade armed with whirring steel bits, it can cut a full 360 degree arc. This and similar machines give America's bituminous coal mines almost unlimited capacity for production.'
Shuttle Car at Mine No. 32, Consolidation Coal Company, at Owings, W. Va.
Miner driving a shuttle car. 'Shuttle car, fully loaded, rumbles around a curve on its way to the loading terminal where it will unload into mine cars. Such mechanized equipment has a unit cost of about $20,000. Mine No. 32, Consolidation Coal Co., Owings, W. Va.'