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 a view of the bottom chamber with the driver's position and the cylinder behind on the left. The 'gearwork' is typical three arbor gearwork with a double plug rod and cataracts for pauses on the indoor and outdoor strokes. The engine has a single perpendicular pipe connecting the two ends of the cylinder. There is a delicate chain holding the bottom (exhaust) handle down and this would be released to start the engine. The engine is worked by hand for several strokes until the vacuum is stable and the stroke length has settled down. It is then put on the cataracts and becomes self-acting, although the driver is never far away.
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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 5683 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.5291N 4:53.2448W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 9479 5683
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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