OBITUARY. JOHN VAUGHAN, 1799-1868.
- Author: UNKNOWN
- Source: Minutes of the Proceedings, Volume 28, Issue 1869, 01 January 1869 , pages 622 –627
622 IYIEMOIRS. December, 1858, when he received the appointment of Resident Engineer and Viewer to the extensive collieries, near Nottingham, belonging to Mr. Thomas North. Under the direction of the viewer, Mr. Smith succeeded inlightingthe underground roads in the pits with gas ; this being the first introduction of gas into mines in the Midland Counties. During this period he displayed considerable practical scientific knowledge of the ventilation of mines, and the precautions to be adopted for guarding against accidents by fire and after-damp, and also inthesinkingand tubbing of deep shafts through heavily-watered and difficult strata, in the winning and sinking of mines generally, in the construction of branch lines of railway, the erection of buildings, bridges, &c...