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