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Boringdon Consols Mine

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Boringdon Consols Mine is in the township of Plympton St. Mary, Devon, and mining district of Devon. It is situated 5 miles from the town of Plymouth

1839 Advertisement: 'BORINGDON PARK MINE.
Mining Machinery, Materials, and Effects.
To be SOLD, at the Boringdon Park Mine, in the Parish of Plympton St. Mary, near Plymouth, on TUESDAY, the 26th of March, by JOHN ANDREW, unless previously disposed of by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given in the West Briton, and Falmouth Packet Newspapers, the week before the sale, all that valuable MACHINERY AND MATERIAL
Consisting of a Steam Engine on the most improved principle (by Wm. West,) 30 inch cylinder, with cast iron beam 8ft. 4in. stroke in the cylinder, with boiler 8½ tons, and condensing work complete ; together with twelve 9 feet 12 inches pumps, one 6ft. 12 inch ditto, one 2 feet 12 inch matching piece, one 3 feet 10 inch top plunger door piece, one 10 feet 10 inch plunger pole, and one feet working piece stuffing box, and gland to match, four 9 feet 11 inch pumps, one 6 feet 11 inch ditto, one 6 feet 10 inches clack door piece one 10 feet 10 inch working barrel, and one 9 feet 10 inch windbore ; four 9 ft. 8 inch pumps, one 6ft inch ditto, one 3 feet 8 inch ditto, one 10 feet 7 inch working barrel, one 6 ft. 7 inch door piece and brasses to match the 10 and 7 inch working barrels, 1 vice, 1 anvil, 1 iron tram waggon, sundry lots of old iron, timber, brick, roofs of the material houses, account house furniture, and other effects.
The engine and materials are in good condition, the whole being nearly new. The Sale to commence at 11 o'clock in the Forenoon. Every particular may be obtained the Mine where the materials can be seen, or of Capt. Williams, Wheal Friendship Mine, near Tavistock. Western Times - Saturday 16 March 1839

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