Mitchells Shaft Cornish Engine House at East Pool Mine - Tin Mining in Cornwall UK
East Wheal Rose Cornish Engine House at Lappa Valley Steam Railway - Tin Mining in Cornwall
Cornish Flag and Steam Engine
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Model Cornish Engine Working on Live Steam
A Cornish engine is a type of steam engine developed in Cornwall, England, mainly for pumping water from a mine. It is a form of beam engine that uses steam at a higher pressure than the earlier engines designed by James Watt. The engines were also used for powering man engines to assist the underground miners' journeys to and from their working levels, for winching materials into and out of the mine, and for powering on-site ore stamping machinery.