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Title :

Power systems in four Gwynedd slate quarries

Author :
GWYN, David ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The slate industry of Gwynedd dominated world production of roofing slates and of architectural slabs in the 19th c., but the economics of the early 20th c. were far less favorable. Many individual quarries attempted to introduce more cost-effective technology, with mixed results. The article analyzes documentary sources and field-work evidence in order to examine the way in which four quarries made use of a variety of different power sources and methods of power transmission in the years 1898 to 1934, and concludes that the industry continued to be technically innovative in many respects but that the old and the new could be seen working alongside each other and the results of installing new machinery did not ensure long-term prosperity. ;
Pagination/Size :
14 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Ardoise ; Carrière ; Energie ; Grande-Bretagne ; Gwynedd (GBR) ; Machinerie ; Technologie ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Energy ; Great Britain ; Gwynedd (GBR) ; Machinery ; Quarries ; Slate ; Technology ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Industrial archaeology review, 1999, 21, 2, Nov
INIST identifier :
24975043 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0309-0728 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Oxford University Press, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;