Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 162,867 pages of information and 245,381 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Alport Mine

From Graces Guide
1803. Trevithick's water pressure engine at Alport Mine.

Lead mine near Bakewell, Derbyshire.

1803 Richard Trevithick built a water pressure engine for the mine

1842 Direct acting water-pressure engine installed by Mr J. Darlington. Cylinder 50 in in diameter and a 10 ft stroke.[1]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1866/05/25
  • The Engineer of 25th May 1866 p379-80