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Shaft Collection

Background imageShaft Collection: Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales

Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales
Several coal miners with blackened faces stand in the shaft lift at the end of their shift in a coal mine in South Wales

Background imageShaft Collection: Japanese warrior woman with naginata

Japanese warrior woman with naginata
Japanese warrior woman with a large Naginata. A naginata is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class

Background imageShaft Collection: View at Wheal Coates tin mine, St Agnes, Cornwall

View at Wheal Coates tin mine, St Agnes, Cornwall
View at Wheal Coates former tin mine, on the cliff top between Porthtowan and St Agnes, north coast of Cornwall, showing the Towanroath Shaft Pumping Engine House. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageShaft Collection: Sketch map of Hook, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Sketch map of Hook, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A sketch map of the village of Hook, including the various mining shafts of the colliery, on the Western Cleddau near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageShaft Collection: Miners in a Lift Shaft

Miners in a Lift Shaft
Miners about to descend for their shift underground at Lynemouth Colliery

Background imageShaft Collection: Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of men at Hook Colliery, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. They are the current shift of miners plus the owner, standing near a wooden headframe connected to a mineshaft

Background imageShaft Collection: Mycenae - the Lion Gate

Mycenae - the Lion Gate
The Lion Gate at Mycenae. This early citadel was extensively excavated in the mid 19th century by Schliemann, who dug the Royal shaft graves, finding many treasures

Background imageShaft Collection: Nude Danae by Jean Straker

Nude Danae by Jean Straker
A woman reclining on a bed is captured in a shaft of light. A nude study by photographer Jean Straker inspired by the painting Danae by Rembrandt which appeared in his art photography book

Background imageShaft Collection: Tecton Bomb Shelter Design 830 People

Tecton Bomb Shelter Design 830 People
An architectural design showing a sectional view of a bomb shelter that can contain 830 people, numbers indicate features including entry ramps, air extracts and intakes, water sump

Background imageShaft Collection: Cross-sectional drawing of the Rolls-Royce RB211

Cross-sectional drawing of the Rolls-Royce RB211 three-shaft turbofan for the Lockheed TriStar. September 1968

Background imageShaft Collection: Severn Tunnel Diver

Severn Tunnel Diver
The brave diver Alexander Lambert descending the shaft into the flooded tunnel. In Fleuss diving gear, he closed the headwall door and prevented further flooding

Background imageShaft Collection: Newark-On-Trent

Newark-On-Trent
The tall shaft of the old Market Cross, Lombard Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, where you can have a tea or enjoy Hovis at the Beaumont Cafe or stay at the Robin Hood Hotel

Background imageShaft Collection: Quincy Copper Mine, Hancock, Michigan - Shaft No. 2

Quincy Copper Mine, Hancock, Michigan - Shaft No. 2
Quincy No.2 mine shaft (with the old hoist house at right) at the Quincy Copper Mine, Hancock, Michigan. This amazing structure was eventually replaced with the steel structure at the site today

Background imageShaft Collection: Tholos Tomb / Mycenae

Tholos Tomb / Mycenae
Schliemann dubbed this majestic building the Treasury of Atreus but the capstone-topped ashlar corbelled masonry is actually that of a Tholos tomb

Background imageShaft Collection: Schliemann at Mycenae

Schliemann at Mycenae
Schliemanns excavations at Mycenae. The famed shaft graves are pictured in the middle circle, with Schliemanns large scale excavations on the right

Background imageShaft Collection: COAL GOING UP / 1910

COAL GOING UP / 1910
Tubs of coal arrive at the bottom of the lift shaft, ready to be hauled up to the surface, at the Clay Cross mine at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Background imageShaft Collection: Advert for R. Waygood & Co. lift makers 1898 Advert for R. Waygood & Co

Advert for R. Waygood & Co. lift makers 1898 Advert for R. Waygood & Co
Advertisement for R Waygood and Co. Lift Makers (by appointment to H M the Queen) specialising in Electric, hydraulic and Belt Driven lifts for all buildings. Date: 1898

Background imageShaft Collection: Italy. Pompeii. Temple of Apollo. Marbles altar, ionic colu

Italy. Pompeii. Temple of Apollo. Marbles altar, ionic colu
Italy. Pompeii. Temple of Apollo. Marbles altar and Ionic column built to hold the sundial. In the background. stairs and two fluted Corinthian columns

Background imageShaft Collection: Miners / Lift Shaft / 1855

Miners / Lift Shaft / 1855
Landing at the bottom of the shaft in a mine in Northumberland, England

Background imageShaft Collection: Gold Mine Headgear - Witwatersrand (East) - South Africa

Gold Mine Headgear - Witwatersrand (East) - South Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShaft Collection: Barrel leveling, trussing and hooping machine 1875

Barrel leveling, trussing and hooping machine 1875
Two separate devices, the first by a machine which compresses the barrel end wise between two disks and other by iron hooks

Background imageShaft Collection: Raising the Great Bell for Westminster Clock-Tower 1858

Raising the Great Bell for Westminster Clock-Tower 1858
Officially known as the Great Bell but better known as Big Ben, the huge bell fifteen tons in weight was on its side with not a spare inch either end

Background imageShaft Collection: Dassault-Breguet Mystere 20 1st prototype F-WLKB

Dassault-Breguet Mystere 20 1st prototype F-WLKB at the 1964 Paris Air Show, shown with the two 3, 300 lbf Pratt & Whitney JT12A-8 turbojet engines originally fitted

Background imageShaft Collection: Pit top at a coal mine

Pit top at a coal mine Date: circa 1900s

Background imageShaft Collection: Coal Mining Working the Cage Engine early 1900s

Coal Mining Working the Cage Engine early 1900s

Background imageShaft Collection: Underground work at Piccadilly station

Underground work at Piccadilly station after the removal of the Eros statue. Service shaft being sunk here into the foundation which enables workmen to descend into the underground station

Background imageShaft Collection: Rotherhithe Road Tunnel, London 1908

Rotherhithe Road Tunnel, London 1908
Diagram plan of where the latest road tunnel under the River Thames, London is situated, linking Rotherhithe on the south west to Limehouse on the north east

Background imageShaft Collection: 1 4th Century BC Anatolia Ancient Age Ancient

1 4th Century BC Anatolia Ancient Age Ancient
1, 4th, century, BC, Anatolia, ancient, age, Ancient, Greece, Greek, Orient, Antatolia, antiquity, archaeological, museum, Art, bas-relief, capital, carving, cemetery, chamber, classical, column

Background imageShaft Collection: Sarcophagus of mourning women. 4th century BC. From Royal Ne

Sarcophagus of mourning women. 4th century BC. From Royal Ne
Sarcophagus of mourning women. 4th century BC. Pentelic marble. From Royal Necropolis of Sidon. Chamber I. Archaeological Museum. Museum of Ancient Orient. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageShaft Collection: Spain. La Rioja. Prejano. Calvary

Spain. La Rioja. Prejano. Calvary

Background imageShaft Collection: Shadows in a London square

Shadows in a London square
Shafts of sunlight and deep shadows on a winters morning in a square in Central London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShaft Collection: Oliver Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA

Oliver Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
Oliver Shaft, Calumet & Arizona Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageShaft Collection: Horse and cart in a field, Roseland, Cornwall

Horse and cart in a field, Roseland, Cornwall. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageShaft Collection: New York Worlds Fair - Trylon and Perisphere - Promo card

New York Worlds Fair - Trylon and Perisphere - Promo card Date: 1939

Background imageShaft Collection: Great Coal Strike, South Wales, 1921

Great Coal Strike, South Wales, 1921
Great Coal Strike in South Wales, 1921 - pit head with shafts covered. 1921

Background imageShaft Collection: The Severn Tunnel works, 1880

The Severn Tunnel works, 1880
The Severn Tunnel works - building the railway tunnel linking South Gloucestershire to Monmouthshire under the estuary of the River Severn. It was built between 1873 and 1886. 1

Background imageShaft Collection: Ornate Japanese carriages

Ornate Japanese carriages. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageShaft Collection: The shaft of the Great Palm-Stove in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Date: 1848

The shaft of the Great Palm-Stove in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Date: 1848

Background imageShaft Collection: Coal and metals mining

Coal and metals mining
Diagram of the exterior and interior of a Metalliferous mine. Date: 1859

Background imageShaft Collection: Weir W-2

Weir W-2, at RAF Hendon on 19 July 1951. G. & J. Weir of Cathcart in Glasgow were an established engineering company, founded in 1871, which built aircraft during the First World War

Background imageShaft Collection: The Shell Grotto - an ornate subterranean passageway shell grotto in Margate, Kent

The Shell Grotto - an ornate subterranean passageway shell grotto in Margate, Kent, England - The Dome. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShaft Collection: Pocket Watch Date: 1941

Pocket Watch Date: 1941

Background imageShaft Collection: Lung Hill Colliery explosion 1857

Lung Hill Colliery explosion 1857
Explosion at Lung Hill Colliery in Wombwell neighbourhood of Barnsley, South Yorkshire. 200 miners went down the pit that day, in which 189 men and boys aged between 10 and 59 died

Background imageShaft Collection: PIT PONIES MID-CANNOCK

PIT PONIES MID-CANNOCK
Pompey (the pony) with Mr Talbot (left) and Titch with Mr Hawkes leaving the shaft at Mid-Cannock Colliery, on the first stage of their journey to the Royal Show at Windsor. Date: 1960s

Background imageShaft Collection: FRENCH MINERS, LIFT SHAFT

FRENCH MINERS, LIFT SHAFT
French miners descending a shaft Date: 1869

Background imageShaft Collection: North American T-28A Nomad N7708C

North American T-28A Nomad N7708C at Paloima 49-1515 (MSN 159-27) Assigned to 3300th Pilot Training Group, Graham AFB, FL December 1955; To the Arizona Aircraft Storage Branch [aSB]

Background imageShaft Collection: Carved Cross Shaft, St Cuthberts Church, Bewcastle, Cumbria

Carved Cross Shaft, St Cuthberts Church, Bewcastle, Cumbria
Carved Cross Shaft, Churchyard of St Cuthberts Church, Hamlet of Bewcastle, Cumbria (7th / 8th century) - this has been described as the best pre-Norman carving in England. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShaft Collection: Queen Elizabeth II visiting Geevor Tin Mine, Cornwall

Queen Elizabeth II visiting Geevor Tin Mine, Cornwall
Queen Elizabeth II visiting the Geevor Tin Mine at Pendeen, Cornwall, to see the Victory Shaft development, 28 November 1980. Date: 1980



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