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Tin mining: a 4,000 year old industry

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Reference Number: BB95/09768
 
Access, pumping and ventilation for deep mines down vertical shafts was an engineering challenge. Robinson's engine house at South Crofty is much as it was built in 1903, though the engine stopped work in 1955. Headframes support the winding mechanism for the 'cage'. Most were wooden, though this example has been replaced in steel.

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