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A Summary from 1900
MINES INSPECTORS REPORT
INTERESTING STATISTICS

 

The Mines Inspectors Report of 1900 gives some interesting statistics regarding the use of steam at Coal, Ironstone and Clay Mines in Shropshire.

No. of Steam Engines

Winding

75

Ventilating

8

Hauling

15

Pumping

28

Generating Electricity

4

Miscellaneous

33

Loco Engines

5

 

168

Ventilators (fans)

Guilbal

4

Schiele

2

Chandler

1

Blowing

1

 

8

Boiler Types

Lancashire

23

Cornish

45

Egg-ended

82

Vertical

10

Portable & Loco type

8

Balloon (Haystack?)

7

 

175

Note:
4 of the steam engines in Shropshire (2 winding and 2 pumping) were ancient machines with open topped cylinders.

 


Submitted by Ivor Brown

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