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W. Sara and Sons

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Water driven rock stamps. Cam shaft built by the Pearce Foundry of Tavistock.
Rock hammers or stamps.
Exhibit at Geevor Tin Mine Museum. Wheel cast by E. T. Sara of Camborne.
Exhibit at Geevor Tin Mine Museum. A working water powered set of rock hammers.
Pavement drain.

W. Sara and Sons, of Redruth, Brass and Iron Founders.

See William Sara and his son William Henry Sara

1864 'Alarming Fire at Redruth.— A fire broke out about 4 in the afternoon of Wednesday, the 30th of March, on the premises of Mr W. Sara, iron founder, known as the Town Mill, situate on the Portreath road, about quarter mile from the town. It could not be got under until the whole of the dwelling house was gutted ; fortunately there were plenty of folks at hand, in addition to the workpeople, and they managed to save the bulk of the furniture. Some iron bedsteads could not be got out before the roof which was thatched fell in.'[1]

1868 Advertisement. 'William Sara, Brass and Iron Founder, Millwright, Agricultural Implement and Stove Grate Manufacturer. Town Mill Foundry, Redruth.'[2]

1899 Advertisement. Wm. Sara and Sons, Redruth. Proprietors and Makers of the Patent Reliable Rock Drill. Works - Foundry Row and Tolgus.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Royal Cornwall Gazette - Friday 01 April 1864
  2. Cornubian and Redruth Times - Friday 03 April 1868
  3. Cornubian and Redruth Times - Friday 17 February 1899