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Alport Mine

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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


Sources of Information

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