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Posted: 15/09/2016 05:13:12
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Can anyone tell me what this 'thing' was used for, and how it was used? I'm having trouble trying to understand out how the barytes was worked at Gasswater. Any clues (idiot-guide) to the system they used would be appreciated.

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Posted: 15/09/2016 08:25:56
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If its what I think it is there is one in Lefel Fawr at Cwmystwyth.

Metal shade for an electric light, centre hole which carried the bulb socket is corroded away leaving a large hole. It would have originally been white.



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Posted: 15/09/2016 08:39:56
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If I'm interpreting correctly, looks like a chute or pass for something?

Fortunately its in Scotland or it might get 're-purposed' for filling sandbags! Wink

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Posted: 15/09/2016 08:44:51
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You must dream about sandbags.

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Posted: 15/09/2016 09:28:34
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Been thinking about where I have seen these.

Occurs, Cwmystwyth, Box (Ministry area), Milwr Tunnel, Greenside, and loads in the slate mines.

Cwmorthin, one in situ:



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Posted: 15/09/2016 09:36:28
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If you look at Rab's other pic in Gasswater of the same thing it seems a bit large for a light shade and appears to be in same kind of "concrete" matrix for support?.

May be Rab could give an indication of size?
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Posted: 15/09/2016 09:46:15
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I think the boot at the bottom of photo gives a rough idea of size. My 2d's worth is it's a section of old ventilation pipe (somewhat squeezed) used as a chute.

Rab... the blue folder with Gasswater notes in still lurks somewhere in the loft. One day, one day ........Smile

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Posted: 15/09/2016 09:57:55
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royfellows wrote:

You must dream about sandbags.

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Big Grin yes, now that I no longer have the nightmares about collapsing packwalls! Roll Eyes



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Posted: 15/09/2016 10:05:46
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Given that there seem to be more metal cylinders embedded further on, it rather looks like an ore-chute

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Posted: 15/09/2016 10:51:17
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Thanks for all the replies. Maybe I should have described the thing a bit better. It's metal, oval-ish, and the top sticks up through the pavement of workings. The thing leads down, in sections, through the backfill, to somewhere! Ventilation, or some kind of chute have been suggested. It does look like something for an air-course, or a chute for shovelling stuff down, and if they were working upwards from a level down below, I can understand the need for the sections. But if underneath where they were working was backfill, why would they need an air-course underneath them? Or if it was a chute for filling stuff down, where would it go to? Am I just showing my ignorance? IP: 109.158.89.240
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Posted: 15/09/2016 11:05:36
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It looked to me just like an oval dish shaped thingy lying there.

Now I can see its embedded, I go with the other suggestions.

Sorry

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Posted: 15/09/2016 11:40:18
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waterblast head?


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Posted: 15/09/2016 22:04:41
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Long drop Khazi ? Roll Eyes

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