SC4385 : Laxey - Laxey Wheel (Lady Isabella)

taken 18 years ago, near to Laxey, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Laxey - Laxey Wheel (Lady Isabella)
Laxey - Laxey Wheel (Lady Isabella)
The wheel is 72 feet in diameter and 6 feet wide. The stroke is 10 feet. The wheel makes 2.5 to 4.0 revolutions per minute. Estimated horse power is 185 HP to 200 HP. This water wheel was used to pump water out of a deep mine shaft. It translates a horizontal movement at the wheel into a vertical movement at the mine shaft to accomplish this.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 October, 1999   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 January, 2010
Category
Waterwheel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 432 853 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.3760N 4:24.3992W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 433 855
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