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Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1919

Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1919


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Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1919

The man-engine shaft at Levant Mine, pictured after the disaster on 21st October 1919 in which 31 miners were killed. A first aid box can be seen in the top right of the image. A man engine is a mechanism of reciprocating ladders and stationary platforms installed in mines to assist the miners journeys to and from the working levels. It was invented in Germany in the 19th century and was a prominent feature of tin and copper mines in Cornwall until the beginning of the twentieth century. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

TRURI : 1972.2.502

Media ID 18316669

© From the collection of the RIC

20th Century Mining


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