1780s Double-acting Engine for Wheal Fortune Copper Mine
General section of engine for Wheal Fortune Copper Mine, Cornwall, April 1785.
Cornwall continued to be a major market for Boulton & Watt during the 1780s, and they supplied larger and ever more powerful engines as the mines went deeper. This was a powerful double-acting engine with a 5 inch cylinder.
This drawing is part of the Archives of Soho collection, which is held by Birmingham City Archives [Ref. MS3147/Portfolio/5/1301]
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