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A picture tour of Heartlands - in the town of Pool, in the county of Cornwall
Rock drill
Rock drill - by Vince Hawthorn ©
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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(29th May 2013)

Rock drill

In days gone by the Cornish miner would work in pares, that is three men drilling holes in granite by hand. One would hold a large drill bit, whilst the other two would alternately swing sledgehammers at the drill ( trust or what?). After each stroke at the drill the miner holding the bit would twist it a quarter turn. After a long and hard session the hole and subsequent holes would be packed with powder, a fuse (a quill filled with powder) is lit and a little more progress made, all very dangerous and hard work. Above we see a later drill driven by compressed air made by Holman's later to be known as Comp-Air.
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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ25
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 4.3 mm, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/13 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 7, 2013, 12:06 pm
ImageID:1175819, Image size: 1280 x 960 pixels

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