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Breich (Hermand Oil Works) No. 2 mine & No. 4 pit

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Alternative names Hermand Oil Works Pit No. 4
Dates opened and closed x
Owner Hermand Oil Company Ltd, New Hermand Oil Company Ltd
Type of working x
Seams worked x
Oil works served x
Current status of site x




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Owing to the stoppage of Linlithgow Oil Company, half of the output of the company's crude oil would not now be required, and this compelled them to stop No. 4 pit, to take off a bench of retorts, and stop the night shift in the mine. The directors proposed to the men that the inferior shale at the bottom of the seam be not worked, and only the four feet of good shale be taken out of the mine. Edinburgh Evening News, 8th February 1902

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