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Pit Top South Skelton

Pit Top South Skelton

This photo showing the arrangement at the top of the shaft at South Skelton Mine. On the right hand cage an empty tub waits to be lowered down the shaft. The man on the side of the cage appears to have his hand on a Signalling Handle which will send the right hand cage down and the left hand cage will raise a loaded tub to the surface. In the background the full tub from the left hand cage is being put into the Tippler unit, which will turn the tub upside down and drop the contents onto the Picking Belt for sorting the shale from the stone. Any further information or corrections will be welcome.
Photo courtesy George Pearson.

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