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New Cook's Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

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The shaft being sunk below the 406 to the 420 fathoms level. The flexible hose carried compressed air to a Holmans' rock drill seen fixed to a stretcher bar. The photographer, John Charles Burrow (1852-1914), described this as a difficult photograph to take because the camera had to be fixed at an angle of 45 degrees. The temperature was 100 degrees F and the humid air made photography difficult.

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Media ID 11420217

Date: 12th November 2015

County: Cornwall

Location Name: SW 665407

: TRURI : MIcok.13

Image Size: 8745 x 6365 Pixels

Filesize is 15.69MB (Original 53.11MB)

Associated Categories: Illogan

Keywords:  charles woolf  cornish  equipment  joyce greenham  ladder  miner  mining  pipes  shaft  tunnel  underground