Identify old drywasher please

El Toro

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This old drywasher was my Dad's and his partner's in the 1960s. It is made of aircraft aluminum all riveted construction on a wheelbarrow chassis. I could not find a data plate anywhere on it but I would like to know if anyone knows who made this. I spoke to both keene and Royal and show them the picture, Bill at Keane said he thought it was a Dixie Doodle.

Any info would be appreciated.
 
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El Toro

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Heres another photo

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Bodfish Mike

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Google Dixie Doodlebug
Looks like they made a Trommel.
Clean the carb put some fresh gas in that baby and fire her up :icon_thumleft:
 

Reed Lukens

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I agree, great design! If you feel like taking the hopper off and taking some more pics, it looks like you have a great set up. From the looks of it, I looks like it may have been made in an aircraft shop. Once again, very nice :)
 

Rick-SAR

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old dry wash.JPG This a dry wash like I used in early fifties. A school mate of mine father built one - sure got tired of tuning the dam thing.
 

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