Birkhill Fireclay Mine

Maker
Robert Gibson
Production date
1978
Description
View of hutches loaded with fireclay entering the grinding mill on a horizontal tramway. Another tramway runs from the shed at an inclined angle.
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Production date
1978
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The hutches had a capacity of about one tonne of fireclay. They were filled by the miners and then hauled to the surface on a continuous cable. They were fitted with Star Clips which automatically uncoupled them as they approached the end of the tramway.
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P02971

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