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The old school building is in the center of the picture. The "haunted" Goldfield Hotel is to the left.
For a period of time this was the tallest building in Nevada.
What a great example of an old gas station. I wish the old fashoned gas pumps were still out front.
This is the back side of the old school house. The size of the building gives an indication to the population when the town was booming.
As you might expect, there's a lot of old mining equipment to look at. The side dump ore cars are really neat.
This is a neat example of a
This is a horse powered whim. A board would be attached to the channel at the top and a horse harnessed to the far end of the board. As the horse walked round and round, the drum would rotate either letting out or taking in the cable.
I couldn't see a manufacture date but it was patented in 1888! I'm guessing it was made in the early 1900s.
This winch would have been powered by an internal combustion engine or an electric motor. This size of winch were sometimes used inside the mine when a vertical or incline shaft was sunk to a lower level.
These teeth were a safety innovation to stop the lift cage from dropping down the shaft if the cable broke. A strong spring would cause the teeth to clamp down on the wooden guide rails and stop cage.
This is another example of the safety pawls. The roof was also a safety feature to protect the miners from falling objects or a long length of broken winch cable.
Each manufacturer had a different design for the safety stop mechanism.
I believe that this is an air powered mucking cart.