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The Man Engine at 234 fathoms level below adit, in 1893 Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893 The Man Engine at 234 fathoms level below adit, in 1893. It went down to the 314 level. Miners can be seen standing on the steps of the engine rod while others stand on solars or platforms fixed in the shaft at intervals of 12 feet (the man engine went down to the 314 fathom level). The man engine made 5 strokes a minute, thus enabling men to ride up or down 60 feet a minute. Ordinary ladders were…

Take a look at the 'Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893 - The Man Engine at 234 fathoms level below adit, in prints from Royal Cornwall Museum

Hard at it: In this frame the miners can be seen boring into the rock. The tin and copper from Cornish mines sold for millions across the na...

Hard at it: In this frame the miners can be seen boring into the rock. The tin and copper from Cornish mines sold for millions across the na.