Near Sart in Salihli (district), Manisa, Turkey
The crane was made by the firm Dorman Long of Middlesbrough, England. Its cast- and wrought-iron parts, fastened together entirely with bolts and rivets, were assembled at Sardis (the small stamped numbers on the parts are guides for assemblage). The crane has two gears, a larger one (7) for heavier loads, and a smaller one (2) for lighter loads. The gears were changed by moving the shaft (13) from side to side. The weight of the block was balanced by a movable counterbalance (1) mounted on rails and filled with stones or workmen.
1. counterweight box
2. low-range gear
3. small gear
4. shifting gear
5. top collar
6. fly wheel
7. high-range gear
8. shifting gear
10. bottom collar
12. pawl for locking high-range gear
13. horizontal shaft
14. manual handle
Erected by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey, and the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 38° 28.782′ N, 28° 1.819′ E. Marker is near Sart, Manisa, in Salihli (district). Marker can be reached from Kenan Evren Cd. just east of Sart Yolu, on the right when traveling east. This marker is on the grounds of the Sardis Archaeological Park, near the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sart, Manisa 45370, Turkey. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Altar of Artemis (a few steps from this marker); Temple of Artemis: History and Ground Plan (a few steps from this marker); Roman Avenue (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Boya Dükkán / Paint Shop (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Tuvaletler / Latrines (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Lokantalar / Restaurants (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Mesken / Residence (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); (Yakub'un) Boya Dükkáni / (Jacob's) Paint Shop (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sart.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.