Miner's 'snap' tin made by Acme

Contributed by bbcsheffield

Miner's 'snap' tin made by Acme

Barry Jackson from Rotherham bought this 'snap' tin (lunchbox) from a bric-a-brac stall but has no idea who it belongs to. "Miners put their lunch in them to take them down the pit. Everyone had one, along with a Dudley [water container]." Barry has mining connections; his dad, uncle and grandad all worked in the coal industry.

Comments are closed for this object

Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site’s House Rules please Flag This Object.

About this object

Click a button to explore other objects in the timeline


View more objects from people in South Yorkshire.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.