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 162,868 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.

Trenethick Wood Mine

From Graces Guide

Trenethick Wood Mine was described in 1724 as 'an old mine considerably developed, anciently worked for tin which is still found in the upper levels. Worked at present for copper which sells for £15 per ton, 40 tons of ore recovered in 6 months and transported to Warrington via Hayle for smelting'.

It was here in 1799 that Richard Trevithick installed a plunger pole pump worked by water pressure.

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