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 Post subject: Model Hoists
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:25 pm 
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I was at the Navy Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC recently and noticed that there was a wide variety of hoists featured on the model ships displayed at those museums. Although maritime in nature, it was not unusual for surplus hoists to be sold to coal mines after the ships were retired. The full album of hoist models are online here:
http://news.webshots.com/album/577440965tuhnUj
and here are some samples:
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Electric hoist with trolley style controller

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Double drum steam hoist

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Worm gear driven steam hoist

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Steam driven anchor windlass

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Double drum hoist with tandem drums of different sizes driven by a vertical steam engine


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