The works of Sakubei Yamamoto
Transport (inside the mine)

1964 - 1967

37.9 x 54.0 cm Painting in Watercolors and Ink

Text at the Top Right
Creepers were used near coal washers and tipplers (daruma) at middle and large-scale coal pits. These devices carried empty mine cars from low places to high places (piers or trestles) so that the mine cars naturally ran down toward winches near pit mouths.

Words on the Mine Car and beneath the Rail at the Bottom Right
Sumibako yon ten ni matawa han ton: Mine car with a capacity of 4.2 [seki: unknown unit of quantity: probably weight between 400 and 500 kg] or a half ton of coal
reru: rail

Word inside the Inset at the Top Center
rora: roller

Description of the Inset at the Top Left
Tsume de shajiku (shafuto) o ososuru (hikkakeru): The hooks caught the axle of a mine car.
Suihei kurippa mo aru: Horizontal creepers were also used.

Text at the Bottom Left
An engine of 20 or 30 HP was directly connected to the gear wheel at the top. The gear wheel of the engine was small, and the gear wheel of the main shaft which it meshed with was big.

Translation Assisted by Mr. Nathan Johndro

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