SJ9000 : Paddle Gear, Wolverhampton Lock No 17

taken 10 years ago, near to Oxley, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Paddle Gear, Wolverhampton Lock No 17
Paddle Gear, Wolverhampton Lock No 17
A windlass is used on the left to wind up (or down) the gate paddles when operating the lock, just as it was in 1772 when the canal opened. However, the square box with the notice is an anti-vandal device fitted in the 1990s to prevent idiots emptying the water out of the lock, and the pound above, thus closing down the whole canal. Boat crews require a special key to release the vertical rod, thus allowing the paddle shaft to rotate.
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SJ9000, 49 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 February, 2008
Category
Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 908 006 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.2188N 2:8.1834W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 908 006
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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