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  Truax Ore Car Tag.JPG - TRUAX ORE CAR TAG - Original brass ore care tag embossed THE TRUAX PATENTED AUTOMATIC ORECAR PAT’D JAN. 5, 1892, AUG 27, 1895, JULY 19, 1898 PAT. IN CANADA JUNE 21, 1898 MFD. BY GLOBE IRON WORKS STOCKTON, CALIF. and stamped on bottom ear with number 6176, 4.0 in. dia with original heads of brass rivets, acquired from Steve Rush (The Truax Automatic Ore Car is one of the better known ore cars in the history of western mining.  Invented by George E. Truax of Denver, CO and patented (No. 466,717) on January 5, 1892, the Truax ore car solved a major problem experienced by earlier ore cars.  Unlike other cars whose door may not properly open as the car is tipped resulting in a shift in the load that carried the car and load over and down the dump, the Truax car automatically opens the door as the car is tipped and then relocks the door when the car is returned to the horizontal position.  The 1895 patent (#545,433) was for an improvement in the door hinge and the 1898 patent (#607,785) was for an improvement in the door locking mechanism, both also awarded to George Truax.  The brass ore car tags on these cars are coveted by collectors as an easily displayed piece of vintage heavy mining equipment.  These cars were originally manufactured by the Truax Manufacturing Company of Denver, CO in the late 1890s and early 1900s.  Later, the cars were also manufactured by Truax at San Francisco.  Truax also sold the rights to make the cars to the Globe Iron Works of Stockton, CA.  The Globe Foundry at the corner of Main and Commerce streets in Stockton was established in 1858 by E. I. Keep and Wm. H. Briggs. The foundry made mining machinery and steam engines.  Changing hands many times because of removals and death, the foundry finally passed into the hands of Edward F. Cadle, who had long worked at a lathe in the foundry, and his son, Frank. The Globe Iron Works was incorporated by Cadle in 1895.  They made ore cars for the mines, but refusing to employ union labor, the union miners would not handle their cars and the Globe Iron Works was eventually moved from Stockton to Sacramento in 1913 and later renamed Liberty Iron Works. Liberty produced Curtiss JN-4 aircraft to help train pilots for World War I.  CHECK OUT THE TRUAX PATENT IN THE NEXT PIC  
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Truax Ore Car Tag | TRUAX ORE CAR TAG - Original brass ore care tag embossed THE TRUAX PATENTED AUTOMATIC ORE CAR PAT’D JAN. 5, 1892, AUG 27, 1895, JULY 19, 1898 PAT. IN CANADA JUNE 21, 1898 MFD. BY GLOBE IRON WORKS STOCKTON, CALIF. and stamped on bottom ear with number 6176, 4.0 in. dia with original heads of brass rivets, acquired from Steve Rush (The Truax Automatic Ore Car is one of the better known ore cars in the history of western mining. Invented by George E. Truax of Denver, CO and patented (No. 466,717) on January 5, 1892, the Truax ore car solved a major problem experienced by earlier ore cars. Unlike other cars whose door may not properly open as the car is tipped resulting in a shift in the load that carried the car and load over and down the dump, the Truax car automatically opens the door as the car is tipped and then relocks the door when the car is returned to the horizontal position. The 1895 patent (#545,433) was for an improvement in the door hinge and the 1898 patent (#607,785) was for an improvement in the door locking mechanism, both also awarded to George Truax. The brass ore car tags on these cars are coveted by collectors as an easily displayed piece of vintage heavy mining equipment. These cars were originally manufactured by the Truax Manufacturing Company of Denver, CO in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Later, the cars were also manufactured by Truax at San Francisco. Truax also sold the rights to make the cars to the Globe Iron Works of Stockton, CA. The Globe Foundry at the corner of Main and Commerce streets in Stockton was established in 1858 by E. I. Keep and Wm. H. Briggs. The foundry made mining machinery and steam engines. Changing hands many times because of removals and death, the foundry finally passed into the hands of Edward F. Cadle, who had long worked at a lathe in the foundry, and his son, Frank. The Globe Iron Works was incorporated by Cadle in 1895. They made ore cars for the mines, but refusing to employ union labor, the union miners would not handle their cars and the Globe Iron Works was eventually moved from Stockton to Sacramento in 1913 and later renamed Liberty Iron Works. Liberty produced Curtiss JN-4 aircraft to help train pilots for World War I. CHECK OUT THE TRUAX PATENT IN THE NEXT PIC Download Original Image
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