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Description: Personal notes, research and newspaper clippings of Mr Richard Angove- notes on development of the pnuematic rock drill; chronological development of rock drilling and boring; key individuals in rock drill development, McKean, McCulloch, Stephens and Holman; controversy in letters to the Mining Journal in the 1890s about rock drill developments. Blasting accident at Cook’s Kitchen, 1888. Location and estimates to recover derelict land, 1980. Challenging times ahead for Cornish tin production (Mining Journal extract, 1971). Cornish pumping engine at Prestongrange colliery. Tin stamps at Nancledra and Lamorick. Newspaper cuttings- advert for Barrow Rock Drill, Loam & Son, Liskeard; Gloom as Octel closes at Hayle and Harvey’s Fuels Ltd sells up and power station uncertainties; Advert for Holman Brothers “CORNISH ROCK DRILL”; Western Morning News, March 1965- CEPS developments and Samuel Grose’s Robinson’s engine; Western Morning News 1968, Wheal Betsy; advert for Tolgus Tin, admission 22p adult, 11p child; Camborne and Redruth Packet, October 1974, Trevithick Society angry at sale of heritage artefacts for scrap and on reverse side of page contemporary job adverts, including a cook at Bartles.
Record Number: 753341

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Subject: Drilling and preservation

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Creator: Richard Angove
Format: TIFF
Source: TS collections
Date: 1965 to 1980s
Coverage: Cornwall, Rock Drills
Publisher: Trevithick Society
Rights: Richard Angove and Western Morning News
Relation: Mining, drilling, preservation
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