SW6641 : South Crofty Mine - Robinson's Cornish beam engine

taken 37 years ago, near to Pool, Cornwall, Great Britain

South Crofty Mine - Robinson's Cornish beam engine
South Crofty Mine - Robinson's Cornish beam engine
Owned by the National Trust and currently (2011) being renovated for eventual public display.
Built in 1854 at the Copperhouse Foundry, Hayle, used on three sites and gave 100 years of service. The cylinder is 80" bore. This shows the cylinder head with the steam and equilibrium valves on opposite sides - a feature championed by the engine's desigher Samuel Grose.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 May, 1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Camborne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6680 4123 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:13.4993N 5:16.2474W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6680 4123
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Cornish Beam Engine  Beam Engine  South Crofty  National Trust  Machinery 

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