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STONEHOUSE COLORADO STATE MINE SIGNALS SIGN 1910
PRESENTED HERE IS AN ORIGINAL J. W. STONEHOUSE PORCELAIN ON METAL COLORADO STATE MINE BELL SIGNALS SIGN, circa 1910.
Designed and patented by J. W. Stonehouse while he lived in Victor, Colorado, in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District.
And why not? Stonehouse lived and worked in the shadow of one of Colorado’s most gold-impreganted geological wonder — BATTLE MOUNTAIN.
SIGN DIMENSIONS: 18 inches by 36 inches.
Blue and white porcelain on metal.
First manufactured around 1910.
Two decades or more back you might’ve been able to find one of these mining artifacts in Victor, Colorado, in Owen Fuhlrodt’s Assay Office Antiques. Unfortunately, Owen moved away and Battle Mountain has basically been turned into an open-pit.
Many of these original Stonehouse Mine Bell Signal signs were destroyed with the opening of the Cresson pit. However, there are a scant few that have survived. This is one of those original 1910 signs. A little beat up around the edges, but who wouldn’t be on the 17th level of the Portland or Independence gold mines?
If you’re interested in acquiring tis historical Colorado mining artifact, don’t hesitate. Price: $2,750.00.