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Wheal Chance

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  • 1776 Mine sett of Roskear Mine (or Wheal Chance), which became a large mine near Cambourne
  • In Watt's time called Wheal Chance; then Prince William Henry; and in the present day Roskear Mine (1870s)
  • "In 1818 I saw working at Wheal Chance Mine, near Scorrier, an old 60-inch cylinder Boulton and Watt engine". The old 60-inch cylinder Boulton and Watt engine, at Wheal Chance (one of Watt's favourite engines), was in 1818 transformed into a high-pressure engine,


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