SW6641 : Heartlands Project - Robinsons Shaft pumping engine

taken 7 years ago, near to Pool, Cornwall, Great Britain

Heartlands Project - Robinsons Shaft pumping engine
Heartlands Project - Robinsons Shaft pumping engine
Built in 1854 at the Copperhouse Foundry, Hayle, used on three sites and gave 101 years of service. The cylinder is 80" bore. This is the massive beam with half of it projecting through the end wall to drive the pumps in the shaft. The engine has been preserved but inaccessible for many years but is now being prepared for a return to hydraulic operation. In 2012 there are two free guided tours of the engine per day and these must be booked on arrival. The tour was very rushed and I only grabbed a few photographs of the engine.

Here is a view from 1982 - SW6641 : Robinson's 80" engine, South Crofty Mine
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining 
Place (from Tags)
Camborne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6680 4123 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:13.4993N 5:16.2474W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6680 4123
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Steam Engine (Preserved)  Stationary Steam Engine  Cornish Beam Engine  Pumping Engine  Beam Engine  Regeneration 

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