Abstract

"The earliest history of the rock drill is obscure and only fragmentary evidence concerning it is recorded in the Patent Office. However, no other tool has played a more important part in mining and excavating work. There have been two general classes of pneumatic rock drills -- the reciprocating, or piston machine, and the hammer drill. Fowler played an important part in the early development of piston machines, and the first hammer drill was made in about 1895 by a man named Brothers"--History, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Forbes, Carroll Ralph

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mining Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1940

Pagination

iii, 61 pages

Rights

© 1940 Lister Merriken Cummings, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Rock-drills -- Design and construction
Rock-drills

Thesis Number

T 706

Print OCLC #

5968713

Electronic OCLC #

525229845

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