TR3140 : Fairburn hand cranked crane undergoing restoration

taken 4 years ago, near to Dover, Kent, Great Britain

Fairburn hand cranked crane undergoing restoration
Fairburn hand cranked crane undergoing restoration
Seen here across the Dover Harbour Board carpark, the crane was purchased in 1868 by the Dover Harbour commissioners. Its purpose was to lift heavy shipping gear into and out of ships but later it was used for hoisting yachts in and out of Wellington Dock. The crane was designed and made by William Fairburn, born in Kelso, Scotland on 19 February 1789. Apprenticed by a wheelwright, Fairburn met and became friends of engineer George Stephenson (1781-1848). Inspired, Fairburn went on to set up a business in Manchester designing and making machinery, including cranes, for cotton mills
LinkExternal link Three weeks previously TR3140 : Dover Harbour Board private carpark presented a view of it shrouded in scaffolding and white polythene sheeting.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3191 4093 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.2415N 1:18.7507E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3195 4096
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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