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Glass Negative - Vickers Ruwolt Pty Ltd, 84 x 60-inch Morgardshammar Jaw Crusher for Mt Isa Mines, May 1958 Image Reg. No: MM 012602

Description Of Content:
Elevated view of 84 x 60-inch "Morgardshammar" double toggle jaw crusher manufactured under licence for Mt Isa Mines, May 1958.
Photograph taken in Vickers Ruwolt Fitting Shop showing three workers in front of machine.

The crusher has split side-frames which indicated that it was intended for underground installation, with the machine designed to be dismantled into sections smaller enough to be lowered down a mine shaft.
This was largest model of jaw crusher made in Australia. It weighted 240 tons and was capable of processing up to 1,000 tons of ore per hour.
Morgardshammar were a Swedish company who primarily made rolling mills for the steel industry. This is believed to have been the largest design of jaw crusher in the world at the time. About10 of these units were manufactured in Australia by Vickers Ruwolt.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Vickers Ruwolt Pty Ltd, 1986
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: mining machinery, jaw crushers, flywheels
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Vickers Ruwolt Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Engineering Products
Tertiary Classification: mining & ore processing equipment
Inscriptions: Circular stamp at bottom-left of negative: 'VICKERS RUWOLT PTY LTD MELBOURNE PHOTO 1235'
Entered in hand-written catalogue as: '1235 | 84" X 60" "Morgardshammar" Jaw Crusher (ELEVATED VIEW) | Mt.Isa Mines Ltd.'
Entered in hand-written subject index under 'ROCK CRUSHERS AND DETAILS' as: '1235 | 11.5.58 | 84" X 60" "Morgardshammar" Jaw Crusher (ELEVATED VIEW) | Mt Isa Mines | B3650 | 1 Neg.'
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White; Whole Plate
Place & Date Created: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1958
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Vickers Ruwolt Pty. Ltd., Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1958
Purchaser of Item Depicted: Mt Isa Mines Ltd, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia, 1958
Designer of Item Depicted: Morgardshammar AB, Morgardshammar-Smedjebacken, Sewden, circa 1940s
References: Additional information provided 31/05/2010 by Denis Parry-Okeden, former Managing Director, Vickers Ruwolt Pty Ltd.
See also 'Vickers Men at Work', Issue No.19, oct 1972, p.5.


alan james gilpin Posted on 26 Apr 2015 7:32 AM
I worked at the Koolyanobbing mine in WA. 1972-1977. Our primary crusher was 84x60 Morgadshammer, exactly like the one in the picture.
Alan James Gilpin, now living in the UK.

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