"Untoppled" Historic Tipple

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Title: "Untoppled" Historic Tipple

Author(s): Luke M. Snell and Billie G. Snell

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 26

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 68-69

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Date: 5/1/2004

Abstract:
What is a tipple? A tipple, like the historic one described here, is a structure-or its location-at a mine where coal cars from the mine are upended physically-tipped as it were-and emptied of their contents. The coal can then be unloaded into a storage area, or directly into a loading chute. In earlier times, the tall tipple was the prominent structure at the surface of an underground mine. A large edifice, it housed a rotary dumper for emptying the loaded cars bringing mined coal and waste rock excavated underground.