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A Cornish winze shaft, used for exploration. A man attached to a rope is being lowered down the shaft by a simple windlass. For light the men have nothing more than bare candles stuck in their hats. Cornwall, England. From 'Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners' by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.

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A Cornish winze shaft, used for exploration.  A man attached to a rope is being lowered down the shaft by a simple windlass. For light the men have nothing more than bare candles stuck in their hats. Cornwall, England. From 'Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners' by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.