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Old 09-09-2011, 02:15:41 AM
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I also had just aquired one just like your yellow crusher. I know it has patent dates but don't remember what the brass tag said.
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I also have a Denver Fire Clay Co #1. A friend had one but traded it off for a larger crusher. I have also seen a D F C #0. Mine came out of a coal mine in Virgina. It was used in the laboratory to crush the coal and then to find the quality of the coal. Ron
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You ain't sposed to be in Va. pickin up stuff.
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You ain't sposed to be in Va. pickin up stuff.
I couldn't just let it lay there. You must have been snoozen Ron
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I hate it when that happens.
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Hi Oldmotors,
I am from Beaver Falls, PA and found a small crusher just like your but has a v belt drive pulley on it for the electric motor that powered it. Don't recall any patent dates on it. It was located at a lab of the refactory plant that I had worked at. It was used similar to the crushing of coal but to check the quality of the refactory material. I have put a couple pieces of broken brick through it. Did alright. It is heavy for its size. Never knew anything about mine until I read what was posted here. Will have to dig mine back out to look it over.

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:58:25 PM
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As I say these are hard to find little beasts. They are heavy for their size becuase they had to have both the mass and strength to pulverise rock. I have been working on some designs to manufacture one for my mining claim. I may end up building a small stamp mill instead as its a somwhat simpler machine (easier to build). But I will have to keep an eye on the Crown Assets Distribution site as I may be able to pick one up from one of the Labs in Ottawa.
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Hello all. Just signed up due to crusher talks. I mine and it all interests me but rock crushing is my life. All my stuff is old, hard to find new equip for mining. I grew up around the old timers who were the original miners in Nevada so that is where I got my start. I have crushers from 3"x3" up to 9x12. From 1920' up including a DFC #2 with one prior owner! I got the original sales and data booklet for them. Shows the #0, #1 and #2 specs. I know this is time warp postings but someone will be interested. Also own 2 1930's Braun Chipmunk 3x5's which all can be used for a ton a day mill. If you need info let me know. Braun still sells and makes same crushers today! Very helpful people there. Wear plates about 175 a set so no reasons to weld yours up again!

Anyways. Great site. If you need crushing, pulverizing, rolls, ball mill, shaker table info let me know I can help. Lots of 20's-30's mine milling books.
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I just purchased a DFC #2 crusher. I would be really interested in the specs that you mentioned in your manual. It appears to be all there but the babbit bearings will have to be replaced. Also am going to be using a single phase motor so would appreciate the HP and speed required. THANKS
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Another little rock crusher.
I bought this little crusher at an auction a couple years ago. It's a Simplex # 1, Made in S.F. Calif. Pat date is April 15, 1902. It's a fun little display.

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