The Last Canary
13th. Jan. 1981
out of the pit canary?
humble canary, centuries old friend of Britain's miners in
times of danger, looks like being knocked off his perch by
the micro chip revolution.
What's ruffled his feathers is a new experimental gadget designed to
replace his job of "sniffing out" lethal carbon monoxide
National Coal Board has at least two canaries at each of
its 219 collieries. They pass out when they smell gas, but
are quickly revived by oxygen.