ELEVATION PLAN of an 18" Cylinder Whim Engine.

Scope and Content

Erected by _ Vivian on the Orme's Head, for Archibald and William Worthington Esqs.

Scale: 1/2" =1 foot

A whim engine was used to raise the full bucket up and lower the empty bucket down the shafts of early mines including the copper mines on the Great Orme. Prior to the invention of the whim engine, the task was carried out by horse, a process known as the horse whim.

[Colour photocopy of the original held in the Capt. Vivian Collection, Staffs., a private family collection]