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Ecton Mine 'Sun & Planet' Engine, Staffordshire

Side view of the winding barrel and spiral. This was a typical 'sun & planet' engine, applied to mine winding. It was ordered for Ecton copper mine in Derbyshire. The mine was owned by the Duke of ...

Ecton Mine 'Sun & Planet' Engine, Staffordshire

Different views of the boiler, its seating and fire place. This was a typical 'sun & planet' engine, applied to mine winding. It was ordered for Ecton copper mine in Derbyshire. The mine was owned ...

Ecton Mine 'Sun & Planet' Engine, Staffordshire

Drawing 'No.6' of the front view of the pit framing of the winding engine 'taken as looking in direction from (x) in No.2' This was a typical 'sun & planet' engine, applied to mine winding. It was ...

Ecton Mine 'Sun & Planet' Engine, Staffordshire

Drawing 'No.5' of the front view of the engine and section of the boiler and seating. This was a typical 'sun & planet' engine, applied to mine winding. It was ordered for Ecton copper mine in Derbyshire. ...

Ecton Mine 'Sun & Planet' Engine, Staffordshire

Drawing 'No.1' of the general section of the engine for winding ore etc. out of the Mine at Ecton, belonging to His Grace The Duke of Devonshire. This was a typical 'sun & planet' engine, applied ...

Ecton Mine 'Sun & Planet' Engine, Staffordshire

Views of the engine framing. This was a typical 'sun & planet' engine, applied to mine winding. It was ordered for Ecton copper mine in Derbyshire. The mine was owned by the Duke of Devonshire, and ...

Ecton Mine 'Sun & Planet' Engine, Staffordshire

Drawing 'No.4' of the plan of the boiler top, spring beams, pit framing, etc. This was a typical 'sun & planet' engine, applied to mine winding. It was ordered for Ecton copper mine in Derbyshire. ...

Ecton Mine 'Sun & Planet' Engine, Staffordshire

Drawing 'No.2' of the ground plan of the engine and 'No.3' side view of the pit framing, of the barrel and spiral, and outside view of part of the engine house. These drawings show the winding barrel ...

Bust of John Rennie by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

John Rennie was born in East Linton, East Lothian, in 1761. After working as a millwright with Andrew Meikle he studied at Edinburgh University (1780-83). He was employed by Boulton & Watt for five years ...

Introduction: Birmingham’s Early Maps 1731-1831

This gallery has been produced to support a workshop held at the Library of Birmingham. All the maps reproduced here are from those held by Birmingham Archives & Collections. They have been selected by ...

1 The PLAN of BIRMINGHAM Survey'd in the Year 1731

The first printed map of Birmingham, The Plan of Birmingham, surveyed by William Westley in 1731, is dedicated to Warwickshire’s two Members of Parliament, the Honourable Edward Digby and William Peyto ...

Represent Project Introduction

‘Represent’ is a community heritage project exploring the impact of WW1 and gaining the vote on the lives of Birmingham’s people. The People’s Heritage Co-operative was awarded a National Lottery grant ...

A Soldiers Wife For Ladywood

Balsall Heath Residents Action Grioup

Wally Rose, Chair of the Balsall Heath Residents Action Group, handing the keys of the van to the Balsall Heath Area Caretaker, Ricky Smith ( third from left). Ricky was based at the Balsall Heath Association. ...

1731 map detail

A section of the 1731 map surveyed by William Westley, showing the manor house and St Martins church.

Villa Cross public house, Handsworth

The Villa Cross public house, Handsworth, in around 1985. The view is looking east along Lozells Road. Heathfield Road is just out of sight on the left. Photographer unknown.

Villa Cross cinema, Handsworth

The Villa Cross cinema, Heathfield Road, Handsworth, at the junction with Lozells Road. Opened as the New Picture House in 1915, the cinema closed in April 1970. The photograph was taken in September ...

St Mary's Convent, Handsworth

St Mary's Convent, Hunter's Road, Handsworth. The convent was built in 1841 and owes its Gothic design to A. Welby Pugin. Its erection was financed by Birmingham manufacturer John Hardman. Photographer ...