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Pontypridd Museum

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A length of one of the first chain cables to be used by the Royal Navy, made c.1808 by Brown, Lenox and Co
Examples of chainmakers' tools, including two-handled hammer, from Brown, Lenox's works
Models of products made by Brown, Lenox: three on the left made by apprentices; to the right - Quick Release Jetty Hook; Brown Lenoxx/Kue Ken Jaw Crusher
Model of Albion Colliery Winding Engine, made by Mr E R Butcher, who had worked at the colliery
Model of a Waddle steam-driven colliery ventilation fan made by Mr Henry Barnes

This welcoming museum is located in the town centre, next to the River Taff, and immediately adjacent to the remarkable Pontypridd Old Bridge

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