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 Post subject: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Great silent motion picture about the process of anthracite mining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgShxwjmBRE

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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:42 pm 
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"In portraying the principal operations in the mining and preparation of this importnat natural resource, we hark back to the days when it was possible to dig a hole in the side of a hill and scoop out the coal."

"That's Boootleggin!" :)

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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:34 pm 
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If it was just that easy, we would all be burning coal right now. :) :) :) :) :) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:32 pm 
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Sadly DEP, MSHA and the Coal Owners didn't think it was a good idea either.

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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:51 am 
Is it just me, or can you see some tire marks when he is hauling away the wagon full of coal?


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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:07 pm 
Ahh, the good old days of "light the fuse and run like hell!"

I'm also guessing that the cable in front of the motor is the cord?


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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:15 pm 
The levers in the hoist house look like the old Armstrong Levers for an interlocking plant on a railroad


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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
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"I'm also guessing that the cable in front of the motor is the cord?"

thats a cable reel. think of it as a giant extension cord. the gathering locomotives had them so they didnt have to run trolley wire everywhere into every chamber. they would hook the end of it on the trolly line in the main gangway and go into the chambers and fetch the cars. then it would retract as they motored back to the gangway.

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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:37 pm 
That is what I meant to say, I just didn't know how to.


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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
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The idea of long power cords is used on a lot of Bitty Equipment still.

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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:06 pm 
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awesome video Scott!

especially since I'm working for that very same company, making underground mining equipment, 85 years later :D

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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
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John,
That's great news. Maybe we can get a behind-the-scene tour 8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Antracite ca. 1927 by General Electric
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