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Posted: 15/08/2009 20:48:43
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250482378014&_trkparms=tab%3DSelling

interesting piece of memorabilia if you have the space for it. It's clearly NOT from Dolcoath, much too recent design, but all the Cornish mines used these in the 70s through to closure

wouldn't pay the asking though, or anything like it
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Posted: 16/08/2009 14:26:08
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I have been reading about this and having a bit of a laugh.

It certainly didn't come from Dolcoath. The thread on ME mentions the late J'Rat. In this case it might be the rockdrill that was given to him, in which case it was rescued from the Tuckingmill Decline in about 1998 just after South Crofty closed and I know the two people who brought the drill out.
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Posted: 16/08/2009 14:56:14
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there are any number of these laying around, if you know where to look.

all the Cornish mines and every tunnelling contractor in the country used them, they could be renewed indefinitely by replacing the wearing parts.

they have been pretty much rendered unusable by HAVS regs so they are just surplus to requirements now.
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Posted: 19/08/2009 11:55:43
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Well that didn't appear to sell?

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No sir, this here will do just fine
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