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SOUTH KESSOCK, THORNBUSH QUAY, SHEER LEGS (Ref:35390)

This building is in the Highland Council and the Inverness Burgh. It is a category B building and was listed on 14/02/1990.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 659 465.

Description

Probably 1909 erected by Rose Street Foundry Co Ltd.

This apparatus consists of a pair of angled front stays each

about 12m long, with the lower ends pivoted on the quay edge,

5.5m apart, and brought together at their upper ends with

a back stay of greater length but of similar riveted steel

construction. The lower end of the back stay can be moved

along a screw to incline the front stays over the quay

wall. A hoist, powered by the same motor as the screw, is

used to raise and lower a pulley block with a hook capable

of lifting 25 tons. The electrically driven mechanisms are

housed in a small corrugated-iron hut.

Notes

It is the last of its kind in Scotland and probably in Great Britain. The type was much used for heavy lifting from the mid 19th century until around 1900, when heavy-lift electric cranes were introduced.

References

Information from John Hume

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