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Bucket wheel excavator
Bucket wheel excavator
TitleBucket wheel excavator
PhotographerHorrell, C. William
GeographicalSouthern Illinois
DescriptionA close up of the bucket wheel digging mechanism. This is the part that loads the overburden onto a conveyor for tranfer to the other side of the pit. Freeman United Coal Mining Company, Fidelity mine, near DuQuoin, Perry County. "K-1" written on verso.
Dimensions (in.)8 x 10 inches;
Dimensions (cm.)21 x 26 cm.;
MediumPhotograph: Black and white
Photo typeGelatin silver print
Subject (LCSH)Coal mines and mining -- Illinois -- Perry County -- Photographs
Coal mining machinery -- Illinois -- Perry County -- Photographs
Perry County (Ill.) -- Photographs
Subject (TGM)Coal mining
Conveying systems
Strip mining
Collection/Box #C. William Horrell Photograph Collection 64/ Box 26/ Folder 1
ProvenanceDonated by the Horrell family to SCRC after the photographer's death, 1989.
Rights StatementCopyright holder is unknown. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Phone: + 1 (618) 453-2516. Email:
mine i.d./tract #TR 137, 138, 142
CollectionDoc Horrell Photo Collection (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
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