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Site of William Symington's Improved Atmospheric Pumping Engine

Period:
18th Century
Description:
The Bay Mine at Wanlockhead is the site of William Symington’s first improved atmospheric engine. This was the first of 32 pumping engines he built and installed around the country, between 1789 & 1808.
Source:
Museum of Lead Mining
Digital Number:
WHMO001a/b, WHMO002a/b
Creation Date:
1789
Copyright:
Wanlockhead Museum Trust


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