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Old 03-23-2010, 11:13:40 PM
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i have a small rock crusher that i have had for years i thought id share with all you guys it has a flat belt pulley and a hand crank on the other side havent seen many others out there. in the picture its the yellow thing in middle of my show display its made by the denver fire clay co. and it says # 1 crusher its in mint shape and lots of fun
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:17:48 PM
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lets try the picture one more time
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:42:47 AM
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Nice. I have been trying to source out something like that to crush quartz on my mining claim. The small jaw crushers are hard to come by. Usually they are verry massive machines. Seems like here in Canada miners either used mortars and pestles (small opperations) or massive machines capable of handling tons of material a day.
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I have one that I run with a 2hp K Stover, Ill try and dig up a photo. I believe this is one that can be stripped and packed in to a site.
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Here is a small hand operated crusher out of an assay office that I bought out of a museum 20 years ago...
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Hi,
I have a small "case crusher" made by Denver fire clay co., when I looked up the patent it was to William Case who in some of his later patents was listed an assigner to D.F.C. co.. Mine is the only one of it's style that I have found so far(I'll try to get a photo posted), Does anyone have any info. on this make or on what speed these small crushers should turn at?. Thanks Nathan.
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Hi, here are the photos of my little crusher, since it was sold as a Case crusher made by Denver fire clay I assume they later bought the patent for there own?. It's the only one of it's type that I have found so far, the fixed jaw is easily removed to change the shim pack for a different size of crush or to clean it to avoid contaminating assay samples. http://www.google.com/patents/about?...++crusher+1903 Anyone have more info, Thanks Nathan.
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heres some better pics. of mine
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Hi Oldmotor,
Thanks for the better pic.s it shows how different and yet much the same our crushers are. Does your crusher have any patent dates on it?. Nathan.
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hi nathan mine dose not have patent dates they are neat thou
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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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