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Shaker screen and picking belt
Shaker screen and picking belt
PD-285-vol.2-8

Melvin E. Jackson fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Consolidated Diamond Collieries Ltd.  -- 1917-1933
Series 2 Mining prospects. -- 1897-1936
Series 3 Mining syndicates, etc. -- 1931-1936
Series 4 Photographs. -- [1920s]

Inventory

Series 1 Consolidated Diamond Collieries Ltd.  -- 1917-1933
M-8295-1Minute book. -- 1924-1933
M-8295-2Bonds and prospectuses. -- 1928
M-8295-3Financial documents. -- 1922, 1928
M-8295-4Diamond Railway Company Ltd. shares. -- 1917
Series 2 Mining prospects. -- 1897-1936
M-8295-5British Columbia. -- 1897, 1927-1935
M-8295-6Alaska. -- 1930
M-8295-7California. -- 1931-1932
M-8295-8Idaho. -- 1931
M-8295-9Montana. -- 1897, 1930-1936
M-8295-10Oregon. -- 1916, 1930-1936
M-8295-11Washington. -- 1916, 1926-1934
Series 3 Mining syndicates, etc. -- 1931-1936
M-8295-12Goldland Syndicate. -- 1932-1933
M-8295-13Various syndicates. -- 1931-1936
M-8295-14Telephone / address books. -- n.d.
M-8295-15Gold prospecting / copper extraction articles. -- 1924-1933
Series 4 Photographs. -- [1920s]
PD-285-vol.1Consolidated Diamond Collieries views. -- 1922. -- 1 album : 36 photographs. -- Consists of views illustrating the condition of the property. The photographs are:
1. Hotel, office, railway station
2. Machine shop
3. Yard from tipple
4. Sirrocco fan
5. Hoist house
6. Tipple and machinery
7. Old boiler house
8. Power house
9. Boiler house
10. Boiler house (side and back) and pump house
11. Boiler house (sand and wind wear on foundation)
12. Water tower / tank and small powder house
13. Pump station at river
14. Track scales
15. Hoist house, tipple and round house, box car loader house
16. Southwest view with cinder dump and buildings
17. Domestic bunker and boiler coal conveyor
18. Railway switch
19. Unidentified conveyor [?]
20. Railway station
21. Grain loading platform
22. Boarding house and stable
23. Hotel
24. Office
25. Base of tipple (same as PD-285-vol2-13)
26. Family houses
27. Bank, family houses and boarding house
28. Store / post office and school house
29. Old boiler house
30. Tipple
31. Boiler house foundation damage
32. Railway flatbed
33. Incline with tipple
34. River at the foot of the incline
35. Test hole and new entry with Mr. Bambling
36. No. 6 entry
PD-285-vol.2Consolidated Diamond Collieries views. -- [1920s]. -- 1 album : 55 photographs. -- Consists of views of buildings, equipment, employees, activities and transportation at the mine. Includes a few views at the end of a trip to Waterton Lakes National Park, and a hike to Lake Bertha. The photographs are:
1. Diamond City from tipple
2. Water tower, tipple and power plant
3. Office with bookkeeper and Melvin Jackson [?]
4. Consolidated Diamond Collieries steam engine
5. Coal on way to market, locomotive with four cars
6. Machine shop, hoist house and tipple
7. Water tower, tipple and power plant. Same as no. 2 above.
8. Machine shop interior
9. Blacksmith shop interior with workmen
10. Hoist with workman
11. Incline with workman and trip of cars
12. Trip of coal with workman
13. Base of tipple (same as PD-285-vol.1-25)
14. Tipple
15. Loaded mine card on tipple
16. Shaker screen and picking belt with workman
17. Box car loader with workman
18. Box car loader with workman (interior)
19. Electric generator with master mechanic
20. Power house interior
21. Punching machine at “face’ with crew of workmen
22. Mine cars on track
23. Mine cars being repaired by workmen
24. Entry to mine with workmen [?]
25. New entry to mine with workmen [?]
26. New entry to mine with workmen [?]
27. New entry to mine [?]
28. Track being laid with crew of workmen standing by
29. Construction site with workmen [?]
30. Incline with trip of cars at base
31. Trip of cars on track
32. Tipple and tipple machinery
33. General view of site
34. Car, workmen and donkey on track
35. Bridge over coulee
36. Riverside Iron Works car dump
37. Trip of loaded cars reaching top of tipple
38. General view of site
39. Office with car, men inside and out
40. Office with car, group of three, one woman and two men
41. Two men beside large lump of coal [?]
42. Electric mine car with four workmen
43. Electric mine car with four workmen
44. Climbing to Lake Bertha with Paul [Jackson?], on trail looking at rushing water
45. Waterton Lake
46. Lake Bertha outlet
47. Upper Waterton lake
48. Mount Citadel, Glacier National Park
49. Lake Bertha
50. Car stuck in mud and snow
51. Two cars with muddy tires
52. Muddy road with stuck cars
53. Cars with muddy tires
54. Machine shop interior. Same as no. 8 above.
55. Coal on way to market, locomotive with four cars. Same as no. 5 above.
Note: There is a business card of Melvin E. Jackson between photographs 53 and 54 above.
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