These machines had embossed metal numbers marking their ends.
Copper thieves haven’t left anything behind but the shell.
Without proper pressure, the steering engine was ineffective.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
The winch that hauled the sea leg, a decide to unload grain from waiting boats and barges.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
A printing press in the attic of the Reception Hospital.
Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.