Steam winding engine

The Winstanley pit winding engines had 22 inch cylinders, a 4ft. stroke, a 10ft. parallel winding drum and side valves. Before installation at the Winstanley pit Whitfield colliery they were provided with new steel cranks, crankshaft, a new drum and controller. Installed in 1913, these engines were powerful enough to do the work required of them. They remained in service until they were replaced by an electric winding engine in September 1964.

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