PostBy: daveuz On: Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:21 am After you go here scroll down to Breakers. After clicking you will see some choices. Click on one. this brings you to a area with 4 boxes. click on photos or data ect. If you poke around this site , there is alot of nices photos and data pages on all types of things.

Huber Breaker

PostBy: BigBarney On: Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:36 pm

I read thru the story of the Huber Breaker and couldn't believe that

in the later years that the strip mined coal was 40-80% rock and

unburnable bone,how could it be economical to process such poor

quality coal? They would have been better off in the aggregrate

business than selling coal.

Is the strip mined anthracite coal now of that poor quality? I bought

some " B " brand coal, nut size, in January and it has a very high ash

content probably about 20%, which is not acceptable for a quality

product. The strip mined coal has a lot of unburnables in it and they

are not removed at the breaker and are passed on in the finished

coal. Do others feel that too much ash is left after processing or did I

get a bad batch of coal?

What are the industry specifications for ash in the final product?

Are the underground mined coal of a better quality?Where do you

get them,which breaker uses mostly deep mined coal?

Ted BigBarney

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:16 pm

Checkout this recently uploaded historical Anthracite ad. ... eading.jpg
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

It's a worthwhile newsgroup to join if you have an interest in coal history. Scary poster, why would Reading Anthracite use such an image? Maybe a non Girle Man.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea