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Old 11-05-2008, 08:23 PM
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I saw this on the classified and wonder what it is? Is it really a steam powered drill. I am not a buyer or connected with the seller, i just think this is a very unusual piece of machinery. I cannot figure this out. Even with air, is it a pneumatic drill, jack hammer, what the heck is it?

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http://www.enginads.com/classifieds/...ct/15388/cat/7

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Even with air, is it a pneumatic drill, jack hammer, what the heck is it?
I give up?
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I think it is neat and if it wasn't on the other side of the country (or continent) I would be buying it for my collection!

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I could believe it was a drill of some sort with the central pneumatic logo cast into the one plate, it is still a very odd little guy, and would be awesome to build a steam powered car with
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i think that's a chicago pneumatic logo.
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My guess would be the first pic is of an early air motor for a surface rock drill.
The second pic looks like a "jack leg" drill used underground.
I don't know anything about these drills but have seen lots of units that look like this from being associated with the mining industry for the last 20 years.
Hope this helps and correct me if I am wrong.
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