King Edward Mine also has a preserved two Sultzer water pumping engines.
Sulzer Two Cycle Diesel Engine RK 30.
They were originally installed for the Falmouth Water Company around 1926/27 and one of them was kept on standby until the early 1970s. King Edward Mine removed the engines in 1989 and erected the better one at KEM around 1994.
After writing to Sulzer in 1992 for info on the engines, they sent an original handbook – quite amazing.
The engines are twin cylinder verticals with a bore of approx 300 mm. the flywheels are approx 1.88 m in diameter with a width of 280mm. One of the engines has the numbers 11182 and 11183 on the side
New for 2019:
See a video of our Californian Stamps in action.
This unique part of Cornish mining history will be running on Open Day.
As a volunteer, you could help us conserve more of our mining heritage.
We open for the summer on Good Friday 19th April.
Our first Car Boot is on Saturday April 20th
Family Easter Hunt on 21st April
Annual free Open Day on Sunday 28th April
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Croust Hut Cafe is open all year.
Out of School Science Education - see News&Events