Lookin for info on a "oldy"
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2010
    High Country Arizona
    Bounty Hunter, Tesoro LOBO Supertrac, Garrett Infinium,
    323
    16 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Lookin for info on a "oldy"

    I was going thru some old books and found a prospectors journal dated 1934-1937. The guy was in New Mexico making a living for his family of six. Any way he says that his pardner found for sale in Santa Fe a Finn drywasher. Which they bought for $$8.00. In reaserch I found a notation for a Finn's Patented Drywasher. I have not been able to find a patent. or any info watever.
    Does any body know what one looks like?
    Life is a Puzzle, the more pieces you can stick together the better! Glue and big hammers help.

  2. #2

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    5,849
    4470 times

    Re: Lookin for info on a "oldy"

    do a google search for the patent website the do a search on their site for this item by name to get the patent number and info. then when you find it could you post it?

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2010
    High Country Arizona
    Bounty Hunter, Tesoro LOBO Supertrac, Garrett Infinium,
    323
    16 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Lookin for info on a "oldy"

    Yeah, did it,,,,,,,,,, nothing!
    Been all over the net.
    Life is a Puzzle, the more pieces you can stick together the better! Glue and big hammers help.

  4. #4

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    5,849
    4470 times

    Re: Lookin for info on a "oldy"

    ill ask my ole friend Phil Hontz over in Albq. new mexico if he has ever heard of it. hes over on yahoogroups on the New Mexico prospectors

  5. #5

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    5,849
    4470 times

    Re: Lookin for info on a "oldy"

    Phil hasnt heard of it either.well i tried! i forgot what the patent webaddress is. could you post it for us?

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2007
    So. Cali
    Well,.Sometimes ?
    335
    113 times

    Re: Lookin for info on a "oldy"


    Hay Arid-Zone-A-Seeker, I have never heard of a Finn Drywasher either . But out here in So. Cali during the depression there was a drywasher made called a ďBeckísĒ , it was made out in randsburg Ca. . Beck has made these drywashers for yrís , and I believe there was a small run of Ďem [6-12 ?] made a few yrís back ?? Anyway Iíve used one before , and I must say it was the best bellows type drywasher Iíve seen or used . My buddyís was set-up as a hand-crank, but Iím sure they have been set-up with various motors in the past .
    Iím curious about the Prospectors journal from 1934-37 that you read about the Finn drywasher in ,.. Is it in print or was this an old original journal ,. Just been on the look out for a good old read ..

    Have a look at a Beckís , a fine depression era drywasher for sure ,.. Blindpig

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2010
    High Country Arizona
    Bounty Hunter, Tesoro LOBO Supertrac, Garrett Infinium,
    323
    16 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Lookin for info on a "oldy"

    Thanks Guys, There are lot of good people here at t-net i am finding out.
    Life is a Puzzle, the more pieces you can stick together the better! Glue and big hammers help.

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
    5,847
    6667 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Lookin for info on a "oldy"

    Jim Straight is the official go to man for oldies but goodies info-he frequents Nuggetshooter forum and advertises in the great ICMJ monthly. I never heard of that one either and not in mags back to 80's either?? For fines retention and ease of use buy a blower fed,offset eliptical vibration model like a old PESCO or Keene. The adjustability of the offset camber is essential to address the specific gravity displacements of caliche and differing conglomerates on recovery feeds and speeds. Even Jims' great books post my old PESCO as the best of the best-tons a au 2 u 2-John

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2010
    High Country Arizona
    Bounty Hunter, Tesoro LOBO Supertrac, Garrett Infinium,
    323
    16 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Lookin for info on a "oldy"

    H. John, Thanks, I am planning on building my own, I am just looking for that forgotten secert that's going to make my drywasher design the perfect one,,,,, Ha! the search goes on!
    Arid
    Life is a Puzzle, the more pieces you can stick together the better! Glue and big hammers help.

 

 

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

finn treasure new mexico

,

hoser john pesco drywasher

,

nuggetshooter forum

,

oldy.net

,

pesco drywasher

,

phil hontz new mexico

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0