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Brändle (Switzerland) / Brandley (USA)


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#1 seilbahnbilder.ch

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 01:29 PM

Hello! Do you know something about chairlifts and t-bar's of the constructor Brandley in the USA? (in Switzerland his Company was named "Brändle")

Here you can see a referance-list of the year 1960!

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:03 PM

The last and only Brandley I know of in California was at Homewood/Tahoe Ski Bowl. Removed a few years ago and replaced with a new Partek before Doppelmayr bought Partek.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 06:05 PM

I should mention that the Brandle lift at Homewood came from Mammoth Mountain which was Chair #1 there.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:59 AM

Do you have any pictures...? :biggrin:

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:28 PM

I only have pictures of the remains of the former Brandle lift at Homewood.
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:58 AM

View PostSkiBachelor, on Aug 31 2007, 05:28 AM, said:

I only have pictures of the remains of the former Brandle lift at Homewood.


That's interssting too! :smile:
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#7 seilbahnbilder.ch

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:35 AM

Can you show any pictures of the remains?
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:41 PM

View PostSkiBachelor, on Aug 29 2007, 09:05 PM, said:

I should mention that the Brandle lift at Homewood came from Mammoth Mountain which was Chair #1 there.


Chair 1 at Mamoth
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#9 seilbahnbilder.ch

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 06:05 AM

View Postskiersage, on Mar 22 2008, 12:41 AM, said:

Chair 1 at Mamoth
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Picture from www.chairlift.org


Thank you for this photo. But I think that's not a Brändle chairlift... :sad:
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 07:02 AM

That's the chair that Homewood purchased and when I asked the mountain manager who the manufacturer was, he told me Brandle.

Remains of the Quail double at Homewood.

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#11 seilbahnbilder.ch

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:50 AM

Thank you for the pictures! The deflection pulley seems to be manufactured by Brändle!
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 05:46 AM

There was a Brandle Lift at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan. I saw it operating in the early '80s. It used an early Kissling Planetary Gearbox.

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 11:04 PM

View PostSkiBachelor, on 29 August 2007 - 06:05 PM, said:

I should mention that the Brandle lift at Homewood came from Mammoth Mountain which was Chair #1 there.

Mammoth's Chair #1 was made by United Tramway (they were out of San Francisco, but there is nothing to be found about them):
https://www.inc.com/...in_pagen_2.html
https://www.powder.c...ery-dave-mccoy/
It was removed in 1988 and the Quail Lake Double at Homewood was built anytime between 1978 and 1987. It could fit, if you consider the usual "variation" in the data. Mabye Brandle just did an upgrade (if they still were in business by that time, I thought they closed by the end of the 1960s)?

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