Gold Mining Equipment (Mine cars, drift drill, mine car loader…)
1880 “Avalanche” Mine Car
(Quantity of 1) Rotary-dump gold mine ore car, built in a blacksmith shop about 1880, newer undercarriage. Unique 4-bar mechanism arms open end gate to dump and hold it open until box is returned to latched position. Used by miners for hand-tramming rock in gold mine, 8″ dia. wheels, 18″ gauge. FULLY OPERATIONAL
1890 Gold Mine Aerial Tram Buckets
(Quantity of 2) Vintage 1890 Halladie-type aerial tram buckets for hauling gold ore from the mine down to the mill. Usually gravity-operated. Buckets are riveted & include cast counterweights to automatically close bucket after dumping. Buckets would be attached to a cable suspended between towers and sometimes would travel for miles.
1890 Gold Mine Aerial Tram Loading Chute
(Quantity of 1) Vintage 1890 Halladie-type aerial tram movable loading chute. Single cable tram system requires the buckets to keep moving most of the time. This loading chute was mounted on track to move with the bucket so tram wouldn’t have to completely stop. Chute is riveted. Well used and repaired.
GD9 “Mine Car Loader”
(Quantity of 1) Gardner Denver Model 9, Air-powered “Mine Car Loader” or “Air Mucker”, weight 4200 lbs., operator stands on side platform and can load a 2-ton mine car in less than a minute. Bucket digs into material and then–when a lever is turned, bucket is pulled up over top of loader and throws rock into car attached to rear of loader. Missing top air motor, 20″ gauge.
Also Available: Gold Mining Saws, Drift Picks, Lanterns…
Vintage Mine Shoring Timber Saws, Drift Picks, Kerosene Lanterns, Lanterns adapted for candle-type flame bulbs with electric cords, Electric hand-lamps, Chain Hoists for mine shop, Post Drill… (page under construction)