SW9456 : Parkandillick clayworks - Cornish beam pumping engine

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

Parkandillick clayworks - Cornish beam pumping engine
Parkandillick clayworks - Cornish beam pumping 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 middle chamber with the 50" cylinder in the middle and the piston rod ascending to the beam above. Beyond the cylinder is the top nozzle box with the governor, steam and equilibrium valves. The big round beam at the top of the frame is the anchor point for the parallel motion radius rods. This is also braced to the bob wall.

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Date Taken
Monday, 17 May, 1982   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 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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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Pumping Engine  Cornish Beam Engine  Stationary Steam Engine  China Clay Quarrying  Steam Engine (Preserved) 

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