dynamite explosives copyright Pat Comber

By 1870 a new high explosive, dynamite, invented by Alfred Nobel, became increasingly popular.

Soon after, Nobel developed gelignite, a much more powerful explosive, that rapidly gained favour in Cornish mines. Manufacturing explosives became an important industry in Cornwall.


Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of Pat Comber

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Comment left by interested person on 2010-10-20 19:37:34

Sorry, the information's great, but thee isn't a lot that I can find about hazardous working conditions, or the dangers of, for example, the fuses. Other than that it's a great site.

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