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Water Frame
Strutt's North Mill, Belper
An original Arkwright Water Frame spinning machine with a modern creel above. This item shows the small bobbins, in later machines they were made larger. These frames never... more
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No. 1 Cage
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
This cage was used in the smaller No.1 shaft at Bersham Colliery. The aim of the No.1 shaft was to ensure an additional exit as required under mine safety laws and to allow air... more
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Coal tub
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
Coal is found deep underground, but it is only useful on the surface. These heavy tubs were used to carry coal from the end of the conveyor belt that was fed by the coal cutting... more
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Explosives wagon
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
Coal mines are dangerous places: explosive and poisonous gases, fire, floods, roof collapses. Not really the place to take a load of dynamite! It was the job of the 'fireman' to... more
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Winding wheel (half)
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
The winding wheels at the top of the pit headgear are an iconic image of the coal industry and its mining communities. As long as the wheels were turning, people knew there was... more
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Ice Dogs
London Canal Museum
The crane-operated ice dogs were used for hoisting blocks of ice. At the end of a chain, the ice was griped by the points,and as the chain took the weight the points pressed... more
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Weighbridge
London Canal Museum
Notice the cast-iron frame in the floor at the museum's entrance. This marks the site of the weighbridge that was used to measure the weight of loads brought in and out of the... more
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Bombay Squat Pan
Sharpes Pottery Museum
Sharpe’s Pottery made toilets for exporting all around the world. This example of a squat pan would have been one of many toilets sunk into the floor with space for a person... more
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Bretby Art Pottery Closinee Vase
Sharpes Pottery Museum
This is one of the most popular series wares ever produced by Bretby Art Pottery. Introduced in 1895 it comprised simple slip cast shapes with a dark matt background. The... more
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Bretby Art Pottery Monkey Ashtray
Sharpes Pottery Museum
Perhaps one of the best examples of some of bizzare items that Bretby Art Pottery produced. This socially incorrect monkey with his life size cigarette is made even more ugly... more
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