The band-wheel communicates motion to the walking-beam, while drilling is in progress, through the crank and a connectingrod known as the pitman; to the bull-wheels, while the tools are being raised, by the bull-rope; and to the sand-pump reel, by a friction pulley, while the sand-pump is being used.
Pitman's People is a London based event labor recruitment agency.
It is rare to find an old pitman, who has moved about much from one colliery to another, who is not short-winded.
The poet appears to have attended a dame's school in earliest infancy, but on his mother's death, when he was six years old, he was sent to boarding-school, to a Dr Pitman at Markyate, a 1 Alderman Cooper thus spelt his name and all the family from that day to this, including the poet, have so pronounced it.
Mere Knolls is the final resting place of several war casualties too, as well as pitman and Sunderland shipyard owner Robert Thompson.