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Reel Fitz Mine

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5 ft diameter piston of Newcomen-type engine
Fitz fist: This provided the connection between the piston rod and the chain which worked the rocking beam

Near Bridgefoot, Cumbria

Excavations revealed several pieces of a large Newcomen-type engine, installed in 1779. The mine was abandoned in 1781. [1]. Two items are on display at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry (see photos)

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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Beam Engine' by T E Crowley, Senecio Publishing Company Ltd. ISBN 0 906831 02 4