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    • Air Locks & Fire Door

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    • Mines
    • Image of air locks and a fire door with pipes from the tailings and compressed air. The fire doors are installed to be locked in case of fire. The drain pipes were a necessity when miners would fill the worked-out areas with tailings.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Compressed Air Geared Hoist

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    • Mines
    • Image of a compressed air geared hoist, which was often used in the small mines as a main hoist and in the bigger mines for sinking shafts.
    • High Ore Mine Hoist

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    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine compressed air hoist. The hoist engineer is identified as Chester Carter.
    • High Ore Mine Yard and Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant during its dismantling to make way for the new open put. It was located in the High Ore Mine yard. This plant furnished compressed air for all of the underground mines.
    • Mountain Con Mine Hoist

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the steam marine-type hoist engine at the Mountain Con Mine. Located on north Main Street in uptown Butte. The hoist was removed in 1915 and replaced by a compressed air Nordberg Hoist.
    • Mountain Con Mine Hoist

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the steam marine-type hoist engine at the Mountain Con Mine. Located on north Main Street in uptown Butte. The hoist was removed in 1915 and replaced by a compressed air Nordberg Hoist.
    • Original Mine Hoisting Engine

    • 1905
    • Mines
    • Image of the Original Mine hoisting engine, the Nordberg steam. This engine would later be converted to a compressed air (direct drive) engine.
    • Parnell Mine Dump

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parnell Mine dump. The skip cages for the Emma Mine were stored here until needed. Note the compressed air pipeline on the hill.
    • Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, Dry Drilling

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, which illustrates a drilling platform with a miner and a buzzie drill, in addition to a compressed air hose. It is an example of dry drilling, which was against the safety codes.
    • West Colusa Mine Hoist

    • 1914
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Colusa Mine compressed air hoist and flat cable. The oiler has been identified as Al Lugg and the engineer is John Gilbert.

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