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Diamond Drilling Machine - Goldfields Diamond Drilling Co., South Melbourne, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 043761

Summary:
Portable diamond drilling machine operated by steam or compressed air, designed for prospecting work in the mining industry (particularly underground). Believed to have either been manufactured by the Sullivan Machinery Company of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. for the Goldfields Diamond Drilling Company, of South Melbourne, around the 1920s or built in Victoria based on a Sullivan Machinery Co. design, possibly with some imported components. Complete with engine, winch & hydraulic-cylinder boring head, but missing boring rod & diamond drill bit, mounted on wooden frame. Restored to operating condition by Scienceworks engineering workshop, about 1995.
Description:
Diamond Drilling Machine complete with engine, winch & hydraulic-cylinder boring head, but missing boring rod & diamond drill bit, mounted on wooden frame.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Albert Bienvenu, 1994
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: diamond drills, economic geology, gold mining, mining, mining machinery, prospecting, steam engines
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Exploration & Prospecting - General
Tertiary Classification: diamond drilling machines
Manufacturer: Sullivan Machinery Company, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, 1920-1935
Distributor: Goldfields Diamond Drilling Co. Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1920-1935

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Rohan Sinclair Posted on 27 Nov 2012 5:30 PM
There are two Sullivan steam drilling machines in Victoria.

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