Quarrying Exhibit :
Title:
Chicago Giant steam drill
Catalog Number:
2010.20
Notes:
Andrew Swanson Quarry later became the Anderson-Johnson Quarry (located in Athlestane).
Description:
Steam operated drill used to drill holes in rock that were filled with blasting powder.
Size:
H-12 W-11 L-42 inches
Inscription:
C632 on top near crank.
Made:
Chicago Giant
Kid Tales:
The steam drill was attached to a stand to hold it in place. The crank was used to move the drill down into the rock. Can you see where the hose was attached to the steam supply?
Subjects:
Granite quarrying
Drilling & boring machinery
Search Terms:
Andrew Swanson Quarry
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