This first group may be of special interest to visitors to Cornwall.
King Edward Mine Museum.
http://www.cornish-mining.org.uk/areas-places-activities/levant-mine-and-beam-engine. Levant Mine information from Cornish-mining.org.uk, about one of Cornwall's most famous mines. Open to Visitors.
The East Pool Mine. Michell's whim (winding engine) is easily found beside the main road at Pool where the visitor centre can be found. A ticket also allows for a visit to the fabulous 90" pumping engine on Taylors shaft across the road. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-pool-mine. Open to vistors. Whim featured at right >
http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/mineral-tramways/flatlobe.htm Explore the Great Flat Lode. A trail laid out for cycling and walking through great mining country. Google "great flat lode" for much more information.
All other mining related links.
http://www.aditnow.co.uk A wealth of mining information in blog type format for Uk enthusiasts
http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/cornishlatin/index.php This website is devoted to the Cornish in Latin America.
History Net Work.
http://www.balmaiden.co.uk/ Welcome to this Bal Maidens and Mining Women website, exploring the many different roles which women and girls have undertaken at mines around the world.
This is the preserved double acting beam winding engine built by Holman Bros in 1887. This shows the indoor end of the beam and Watt's parallel motion connecting the beam to the piston rod. This matches the linear motion of the piston rod the arc described by the beam end with a considerable degree of accuracy. The whole is kept together by the two grey radius rods move diagonally from left to top centre of the picture and are anchored to the massive wooden beam top right. It is said the James Watt claimed this was the invention of which he was most proud.
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