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Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
Posted: 28/02/2017 21:58:27
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My latest tome is due out on the 14th April and should be available from the usual outlets.

"Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.

The published history of mine pumping in Cornwall is extensive but to date has largely concentrated on the use of steam in the nineteenth century; the story of the eighteenth century and its pioneers has received considerably less attention. It
is to this period that Rick Stewart, author of the Trevithick Society’s best-selling history: Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines, has turned his attention.

Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall opens with a discussion of adit drainage and the use of waterpower including the pioneering water engines developed by the Coster family. The history of the Newcomen engine in Cornwall from the first tentative steps in the 1710s to a point when over “three score” atmospheric engines were in use in the county is covered in detail. The work of Boulton and Watt in Cornwall is examined as is their sometimes highly acrimonious relationship with Cornish mine adventurers. The book’s closing chapters cover the work of Jonathan Hornblower and Edward Bull both of whom challenged Boulton and Watt’s near monopoly on engine
construction. Appendices outline the numerous engineers
who erected engines in the county and a technical discussion of pumps and pump technology during the eighteenth century.

This publication has, in part, been made possible by generous assistance from the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site Office."

Mine Pumping Engines in Eighteenth Century Cornwall by R. J. Stewart will be published by the Trevithick Society on 14th April 2017 as a large format paperback at £17.50 ISBN978-0-9935021-2-5"
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Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
Posted: 01/03/2017 09:04:14
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Congrats on the birth Rick! Flowers IP: 147.143.13.7
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Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
Posted: 01/03/2017 17:37:39
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If this is half as good (and I'm sure it will be) as DGC then it will be another respected and sought after book by this author.
It makes a refreshing change to read a book on mining without it being full of mistakes that have been perpetuated over the years, by people that should know better.

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Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
Posted: 01/03/2017 21:23:42
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Put us down for 2. IP: 169.57.0.248
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Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
Posted: 02/03/2017 00:18:31
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I'm up for one too Thumbs Up

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Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
Posted: 03/03/2017 16:31:05
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Margot wrote:

Congrats on the birth Rick! Flowers


I will have these in stock and will do post free for advance orders by pm

I hope to have them on sale at the Early Engines conference in May - hope to see some of you there?

Oh and I have 4 Devon Great Consols left if anyone wants one

Mike
IP: 82.18.193.186 Edited: 03/03/2017 16:32:19 by Moorebooks
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Mine pumping engines in eighteenth century Cornwall.
Posted: 11/03/2017 14:47:33
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Nice one.... lookforwards to that Smile

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