Stamp Mill [Model Ore Crusher Used For Gold Mining]
Stamp Mill [Model Ore Crusher Used For Gold Mining]
Stamp Mill [Model Ore Crusher Used For Gold Mining]
Stamp Mill [Model Ore Crusher Used For Gold Mining]
Stamp Mill [Model Ore Crusher Used For Gold Mining]
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Stamp Mill [Model Ore Crusher Used For Gold Mining]

c1860s. Iron and wood, partially obscured typed text on label affixed to base, 32 x 19.7 x 26cm. Minor oxidation to metal parts, surface loss to label.

Label reads “[Origi]nal Design 1860. By Langlands Bros, Port Phillip Foundry. Hanna St, South Melbourne [Victoria]. This is a rare working demonstration model of a stamp mill, with moving metal parts. It was designed to crush gold-bearing rock into sand to extract the gold.

Langlands was Melbourne’s first foundry and iron shipbuilder, which was in business from 1842 to 1897. The foundry was well known for its gold mining equipment, being the first company in Victoria to take up the manufacture of mining machinery, and it played an important role in equipping Victoria’s and Australia’s first mineral boom in the 1850s and 1860s. The company’s products including stamp mills [revolving stampers] and ore crushing mills, were sold around Australia and to the Thames goldfields of New Zealand. Unfortunately, one of the foundry partners, Thomas Fulton (Brit./Aust., 1813–1859), who invented the stamp mill mechanism of a rotating and lifting cam to equalise the wear on the stamp, did not patent the design, and subsequently the invention was quickly copied world-wide. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL203-2

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  other currencies

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