That is a "heavy duty bench drill" !!!
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That is a "heavy duty bench drill" !!!

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Not the stuff they sell today as heavy duty in the shops!! The drill bits are measured in inch, not fractions of inch!!

On the other side you can see a 6.4m lathe used to produce the transmission shafts of the company's ships.

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padarn. From there whole mountain sides have been "converted" to slate in all shapes and sizes. But because you were in North Wales they had to do everything "in house". So there was a huge water wheel which provided power via the shaft at the rear throughout all those toolsheds where they had a foundry for the smaller parts and tools, a proper big foundry for waggon wheels and all kind of slate cutting and finishing equipment.

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A: Small parts foundry - Llanberis slate museum

von Bernd Kronmueller, 10 Meter entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

Small parts foundry - Llanberis slate museum

B: More machinery of the slate museum in Llanberis

von Bernd Kronmueller, 20 Meter entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

More machinery of the slate museum in Llanberis

C: Facing lathe at Llanberis slate museum

von Bernd Kronmueller, 20 Meter entfernt

This is a facing lathe by Death & Elwood which was used to bore holes in wheels and turntables.Ev...

Facing lathe at Llanberis slate museum

D: Slate museum Llanberis, courtyard

von Bernd Kronmueller, 20 Meter entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

Slate museum Llanberis, courtyard

E: Finishing equipment - Llanberis slate museum

von Bernd Kronmueller, 40 Meter entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

Finishing equipment - Llanberis slate museum

F: Chief engineers house - Llanberis slate museum

von Bernd Kronmueller, 40 Meter entfernt

The engineer was the main person when it came to anything to do with engineering works in the quarry ...

Chief engineers house - Llanberis slate museum

G: Pattern room - Llanberis slate museum

von Bernd Kronmueller, 60 Meter entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

Pattern room - Llanberis slate museum

H: Saw at the slate museum

von Bernd Kronmueller, 70 Meter entfernt

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

Saw at the slate museum

I: Quarryman's cottages in the Dinorwic slate quarry

von Bernd Kronmueller, 430 Meter entfernt

Those rows of houses were build so the quarryman could work longer hours because they would not need ...

Quarryman's cottages in the Dinorwic slate quarry

J: Dolbadarn Castle in Llanberis Snowdonia

von cezary letachowicz, 510 Meter entfernt

Dolbadarn Castle stands above Llyn Padarn, between Caernarfon and Snowdonia. Built by the Welsh Princ...

Dolbadarn Castle in Llanberis Snowdonia

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Dies ist ein Überblick von Wales

Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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