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Vanner

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vanner (Mining) A machine for concentrating ore. See Frue vanner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vanner In mining, a machine for dressing ore; an ore-separator; a vanning-machine. The name is given to various contrivances patented and attempted to be brought into use for dressing ore, in which the peculiar motions of the shovel in the miner's hands in the operation of “making a van” are, or are supposed to be, more or less successfully imitated. “Berdan's machine” is one of these contrivances, and has been used to some extent in California and elsewhere. The most satisfactory machine of this kind is the so-called “Frue vanner,” which is now widely known and somewhat extensively used. In this machine various well-tried methods are combined with a satisfactory result; but it cannot be said to be as close an imitation of the “vanning motion” as Berdan's is. It is, in fact, a combination of the principle of giving side-blows, adopted in Rittinger's “side-blow percussiontable,” with that of feeding the ore on an endless traveling belt, slightly inclined in position, on which the ore is subjected to the action of a stream of water. “It has the defect of being able to treat a binary ore only, or at least to furnish only two products.” (Callon.)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Vanner an ore-separator
    • Vanner . See Van (2).
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Usage

In literature:

Upon this Crass shouted out that if ever the Vanners did return, they would finish what they had begun last Tuesday.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
The Frue vanner will, as a rule, act well when the pulp is sufficiently fine.
"Getting Gold" by J. C. F. Johnson
The parcels-vanners are pretty keen to trade.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
Vidler for fiddler, and Vanner for Fanner, the winnower.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Jiggers and vanners form the staple of the miner's ore-dressing machinery at the present day.
"Twentieth Century Inventions" by George Sutherland
For there was no sounder opinion in Lowshire on a brood mare or a two-year-old "vanner" than Roger.
"Notwithstanding" by Mary Cholmondeley
The blanket table, too, gives place at the modern mine to the "vanner," of which there are several varieties.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
The sand, having now passed over the plates, is carried by launders on to the concentrators, or frue vanners.
"The Romance of Industry and Invention"
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In news:

majesticvanners.com Majestic Vanners Australia, Australia's Leading Van Group.
Chris Collet, a leading contributor in the transit hybrid market, assumes the role of vice president, Bus and Hybrid Markets, for Vanner Inc after a long career with Allison Transmission and General Motors.
Chris Collet Named Vice President Bus, Hybrid Markets at Vanner Corp.
Chris Collet, a leading contributor in the transit hybrid market, assumes the role of vice president, Bus and Hybrid Markets, for Vanner Inc after a long career with Allison Transmission and General Motors.
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