Hillman's Safety Cage

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Background

Site

Mining and Engineering smith, J. Hillman was located at 75 Skipton Street.

Innovations

Hillman invented a safety cage for hauling. The invention involved a powerful spring on each side of the cage, with cams holding chisel shaped sections, slightly curved, and held back from the timber guides with the spring and a trip plate. If the chain or rope broke the trip was released, the chisel sections sprung open and bit deep into the guides slowing the falling cage to a stop. [1]

Hillman also invented the Adze Eye Pick.[2]

Legacies

See also

Recommended Reading

References

  1. Jenkins, E.D & Jenkins, A.J. The Golden Chain: A History of Sebastopol With Special Reference to Gold and Mining, p28, SP, 1980.
  2. Jenkins, E.D & Jenkins, A.J. The Golden Chain: A History of Sebastopol With Special Reference to Gold and Mining, p28, SP, 1980.


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--H. Scarpe 20:40, 19 August 2012 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 12:18, 4 April 2017 (AEST)

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