Horse gin, illustration

Horse gin, illustration

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Horse gin. Historical illustration of a horse at work in a coal mine. The horse is attached to a gin, a winding mechanism used to pull buckets of coal to the surface. The mine shaft is at left. Illustration taken from Mines and Miners (1868) by L. Simonin.

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