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An old manual crane at Colombo Docks

Despatching tea 1885 prob skeen

Dispatching Tea at Colombo docks 1885 #IMG641

An old Medium 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.
Photography: Skeen ??

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