Clay Winder: As I have mentioned the China Clay District is new to me, imagine my surprise when exploring I came across this building containing an abandoned Winder.
The sun was out on a typical Cornish summers day, and I was having fun wandering around with the cameras.
The winder is a small twin drum electric winding engine. This would haul loaded skips of waste out of the pit to be dumped on ever growing tips. Each drum was individually geared so both could work simultaneously or independently. The emptied skips would run back into the pit under gravity.
Who knows what other historical gems are waiting in the Clay District, because in the coming years I hope to find more.
That is the end of the China Clay pages, for the time being I hope. It has taken me a considerable time in the darkroom but it was worth every second. I hope the visitor has enjoyed these pages as much as I did putting them together.