Herewith two images for your delectation. I trust that you will enjoy them.
In underground goldmines, the gold was contained within quartz rock , known as ‘reefs’. The reefs had to be broken-up and to do this required the use of explosives, placed into holes drilled into the quartz rock. Compressed-air was used to drive the machines used to drill these holes. The image above shows two men using a rock drill (based-on the Edgar’ patent) with light being provided by candles placed in holders (known as ‘spiders) inserted into the walls of the working. This image is a study in shadows.
Note: Drawn with a pigment liner with an 0.3 mm nib, on cartridge paper. Image measures 3.5 in x 4 in. (76 mm x 114 mm).
NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS CLASS ‘N’. 2-6-2
These were a class of steam locomotives used for general goods service , and were built by Baldwin locomotive in the USA.
Notes: Black ‘Finepoint’ ballpoint pen on cartridge paper. Image measures 3 in. x 4.5 in. (76 mm x 114 mm).