Posted on 01/26/2014

Photo taken on August 10, 2013

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Markham Winder

Markham Winder
This winding engine was installed on the upcast shaft at Pleasley Colliery in 1922 after it was decided to deepen the upcast shaft to 904 yards and develop faces in the Deep Hard coal seam. To wind from the increased depth would require a more powerful winder working at 150 lbs per square inch and new Lancashire boilers capable of supplying steam at the increased pressure. Markhams of Chesterfield won the contract to supply a twin cylinder winder of 36 inches by 84 inches stroke, with a winding drum of 21 feet diameter. It is currently undergoing restoration by the volunteers at this excellent preservation site.

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Peter Mackey
Peter Mackey
Interesting before and after in progress.
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Admired in Industrial Archaeology group.
4 years ago.