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Kibble

large kibble copyright the Royal Institution of Cornwall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kibbles were specialised buckets used to hoist ore.

They were egg shaped to stop the bucket catching against uneven shaft sides and spilling valuable ore. Before electricity was used, kibbles would have been hoisted to the surface using a horse powered whim.

 

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Royal Institution of Cornwall

 


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