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This is a Pit Winding Rope Capel which was used on the end of Pit Winding Ropes and Haulage Ropes underground for the purposes of attachment to attach to Pit Cages in the Pit Shafts and journeys of trams underground. They varied in size depending on the size of rope used. This one worked in the Glyncorrwg Colliery (better known as the South Pit) which was sunk in 1906 and closed in May 1970. It was the last colliery to close in the Afan Valley.

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