Harrington Mill Pit 1816, North East coalfield

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    A glimpse of a typical early mining surface layout, this one probably common in the 18th century. Old horse gin to left, new vertical steam winder to right. Drop hole screens in foreground alongside the coal 'heap'. Note miners cottages on the horizon and 'haystack boiler' behind the engine house, set up for single direct rope winding. The upper rope slot can be seen for possible twin basket winding. Looks like the colliery owner has been sold an arrangement he couldn't make use of, salesmen never change!
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    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/14912374657/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 1 year, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 190 times
    Picture Taken: 2014-08-31T23:06:18
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