SW9456 : Parkandillick Clayworks - Cornish beam engine

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

Parkandillick Clayworks - Cornish beam engine
Parkandillick Clayworks - Cornish beam engine
An 1852 built Cornish beam pumping engine at a clay pit. It was moved here in 1912 and stopped work about 1955. It is preserved and can be operated with low pressure compressed air produced by a large fan exhausting into the boiler.

This is the top chamber with the indoor end of the cast iron beam and the parallel motion. The main bearing for the beam is at bottom right and lacks a top cap as all the forces are downwards. The beam carries the maker's name - Sandys, Vivian & Co, Hayle.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 May, 1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 9479 5682 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.5237N 4:53.2445W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 9479 5682
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Pumping Engine  Cornish Beam Engine  China Clay Quarrying  Stationary Steam Engine  Beam Engine 

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