Miscellaneous works produced by the Phoenix Foundry

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1863 Exhibition at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

August 1863 - Bronzed umbrella stand.[1]


Phoenix Foundry Model Locomotive Engine. Courtesy Ballarat Historical Society Collection [Image copyright].

For the Ballarat-hosted Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition of 1878 a Model Locomotive Engine was made by Phoenix Foundry apprentices, including: James Campbell Brown (1857-1936), Francis Henry Davis (1858-1940), Louis Ludwig Ballhausen (1857-1912), Samuel John Morgan (1856-1939) and Herman Recard Warlond (1857-1948).

Ballarat Gas Company

May 1859 - Retorts for additional works.[2]


Ballarat Saw Mills

August 1857 - Fly wheel of 9ft diameter.[3]


Ballarat Soap and Candle Works

January 1862 - Boiler.[4]


Mr Davidson, surveyor

January 1866 - Iron door and fixings for 6 feet x 10 feet strongroom.[5]


Mr Gray's Mill, Coghill's Creek

March 1860 - Driving and working gear.[6]


S. S. Johnston's Flour Mills, Coghill's Creek

April 1862 - Supply of engine and boiler, erection subcontracted out.[7]


Robert Picken

February 1862 - Subcontract for castings for repair of thrashing machine.[8]


Mr Porter

April 1861 - New retort's for Porter's patent process for tailings.[9]


Mr Roxburgh and others

April 1861 - Ironwork and goods supplied, cost L41 19s.[10]


School of Mines Ballarat


John Sharpe (of Hear in Hand Co.)

February 1861 - Repairs to engine, L12-15.[11]


William Collard Smith (1830-1894)

July 1870 - Prototype patent atmospheric quartz crushing machine, as improved by Mr Curtis (Engineer of the Black Hill Co.).[12] 'The invention is an English one, obtained by Mr. W. C. Smith during his recent visit to Europe from the patentee, with the right to construct, plans and specifications, and all necessary information. The [illegible] a two-head battery, each stamper weighing 7 cwt, with a revolving motion, working in a box about 3 feet long, 2 feet wide, and about the same in depth. This part is very similar to the ordinary battery boxes, except that the box tapers downwards in the form of an inverted pyramid. The foundations are squared legs as usual, the corners of the cast-iron frames which support the moving power being securely bolted down. We should mention that the delivery of the crushed mineral takes place on all four sides of the box where it is largest, the area of the gratings being in the aggregate fully 5 superficial feet for the two heads. To show the portability of a small battery, it may be mentioned that the whole of the iron work is comprised within a total height above the legs of 6 ½ feet, a total width (inclusive of belt wheel) 6 feet, and a depth across of 3 ½ feet, the whole weighing only 29 cwt. The cost of manufacture is about £100 for a 2-head battery, of course excluding cost of patterns, worth about £65.'[13]


Tweedie's Patent Amalgamator Co.

November 1869 - Castings.[14]


Unknown, Moyston

June 1868 - Pipes.[15]


Warrenheip Distillery

June 1863 - Previously, mashing machinery.[16]


James Watkins of Maidentown

April 1870 - 18.5 inches cylinder engine.[17]

See also

Phoenix Foundry

Notes

References

  1. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Saturday 8 August 1863, page 2.
  2. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Thursday 5 May 1859, page 3; The Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1926), Friday 6 May 1859, page 3.
  3. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Saturday 15 August 1857, pages 2—3.
  4. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 – 1864), Thursday 9 January 1862, pages 2—3.
  5. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Tuesday 16 January 1866, page 2.
  6. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Thursday 8 March 1860, page 3.
  7. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Thursday 24 April 1862, page 3; The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Friday 25 April 1862, page 4; The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Saturday 26 April 1862, page 4; The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Monday 28 April 1862, page 4; The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Wednesday 30 April 1862, page 4.
  8. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Thursday 27 February 1862, page 3.
  9. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Monday 29 April 1861, pages 2—3.
  10. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Monday 8 April 1861, page 1.
  11. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Saturday 9 February 1861, page 4.
  12. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Friday 22 July 1870, page 2.
  13. The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1875; 1914 - 1918), Saturday 23 July 1870, page 2.
  14. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), Tuesday 23 November 1869, page 2.
  15. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Tuesday 9 June 1868, page 2.
  16. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Monday 29 June 1863, page 3; reproduced in The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), Thursday 2 July 1863, page 6 and The Farmer's Journal and Gardener's Chronicle (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1864), Saturday 11 July 1863, page 12.
  17. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Monday 11 April 1870, page 2.


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