Fairbanks Morse Hoist Engine



Manufactured in 1910 by the Fairbanks- Morse Engine Company, Beloit, Wisconsin.

  • 1 cylinder
  • Originally ran on gasoline but was converted to propane due to a missing gasoline carburetor
  • Bore/Stroke: 8.375”/14”
  • Piston Displacement: 771 cubic inches
  • Horsepower: 15 at 350 RPM
  • Flywheel Diameter: 56”

The Fairbanks Morse Hoist engine has a wooden cone-clutch and a wooden brake liner. It was used at the Descanso Gold Mine in Descanso, California, for many years. The operator would use a stand pipe with red arrows to indicate stops at different elevations in the mine.

Donated to AGSEM by the Percy Goodwin Company of Santa Ana, California, and most recently resored by Clair Tiesort, the FM hoist engine is now slated for a complete new restoration. New volunteers are always welcome to join in the fun!



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