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Ventilating Engine Garswood Colliery 1898
Ventilating Engine Garswood Colliery 1898
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Item #: 24799
Page from the ENGINEER July 15th 1898 showing the Compound Ventilating Engines.

Comment by: fred foster on 9th February 2014 at 14:03

there was a similar engine at Stones Park Colliery. The drive ropes were made of cotton and were lubricated with graphite powder. Stones also had a similar engine that drove the underground haulage system. There were ropes going down No2 pit which wound round a C wheel at the pit bottom and this engaged the haulage system by means of a clutch wheel, operated by a minder.

Comment by: Dostaf on 11th February 2014 at 17:00

Would the ropes have actually been lubricated, or something put on them to stop them slipping?

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