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The Penitent, or Fireman. This was the miner who, swathed in damp sacking, undertook the task of igniting pockets of which, the inflammable gas Methane, called Fire-damp which, if allowed to build up, could cause disastrous explosions in coal mines. From 'Le Voleur' (Paris, 30 March 1877). Engraving.

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The Penitent, or Fireman. This was the miner who, swathed in damp sacking, undertook the task of igniting pockets of  which, the inflammable gas Methane, called Fire-damp which, if allowed to build up, could cause disastrous explosions in coal mines.   From 'Le Voleur' (Paris, 30 March 1877). Engraving.