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Human powered crane at Colombo Port

crane being use to dispatch Tea 1885

Manual crane being use to dispatch Tea at Colombo Port 1885 #IMG642

An old small size manual (Human Powered) crane with a pivoted boom at Colombo Docks dispatching Tea in 1885.

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The incline of the boom is controlled by means of chains, sprockets and gears.

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