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Rock Drill

From the Collection of Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc Vincents Road Maldon Victoria

Description
Oswald pneumatic rock drill.
What appears to be an operating lever extending to one side.
Body only, no drill bits.
Unpainted.
Size
L 104 x W 38 (with handle) x D 23 cm
Object Registration
VMVM 96
Keywords
tools, machinery, metalwork, mining
When Made
Estimated second half to late 1800s
Significance
This was the first rock drill to be made in Australia and was made in Maldon.
It was used in the Carmen's Tunnel mine Maldon.
Inscriptions & Markings
Cast in relief on body "Late / R. D. Oswald / Maldon".
Last updated
1 Jul 2017 at 4:22PM