Steam Shovels

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Steam Shovel - Origins and Development
... The steam shovel was invented by William Otis, who received a patent for his design in 1839 ... The shovel arm and driving engines were mounted at one end of the chassis, which accounts for the limited swing ... Temporary rail tracks were laid by workers where the shovel was expected to work, and repositioned as required ...
Victorian Railways Miscellaneous Vehicles - Steam Shovels
... As a result, in 1907 and 1912 respectively, two steam shovels were built ... There is no more information about the second shovel, but the first does have a detailed history ... Steam Shovel No.1 was used early in its life at the ballast pit at Mt ...
History - U.S. Panama Canal Construction, 1904–14
... major inducements were wages ranging from $0.90 per day for common laborers to $8.00 per day for steam shovel operators, a nine-hour work day, three meals a ... Building the Gatun Lake reservoir would require less excavation by expensive steam shovels and allow more excavation work that could be done with less expensive dredges ... $0.25–0.50 per cubic yard, roughly half the cost of the shovels ...
Marion Power Shovel Company - History - Marion Steam Shovel Company
... The Marion Steam Shovel Company was established by Henry Barnhart, George W ... While steam shovels had been made prior to this date in the United States, Barnhart persuaded Huber to financially back his design, which incorporated a stronger bucket support than other makes ... was the use of solid iron rods (hog rings) to support the boom of the shovel, which was stronger than simple chain ...
Gaillard Cut - Construction - American Work
... Hundreds of large steam drills bored holes in which were planted tons of dynamite, which blasted the rock of the cut so that it could be excavated by steam shovels ... of spoils trains took the spoil from the shovels to the landfill dumps, about twelve miles (19 km) away ... holes, placing explosives, controlling steam shovels, and running the dirt trains ...

Famous quotes containing the words shovels and/or steam:

    To-night, His frost will fasten on this mud and us,
    Shriveling many hands, puckering foreheads crisp.
    The burying-party, picks and shovels in their shaking grasp,
    Pause over half-known faces. All their eyes are ice,
    But nothing happens.
    Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)

    Time has an undertaking establishment on every block and drives his coffin nails faster than the steam riveters rivet or the stenographers type or the tickers tick out fours and eights and dollar signs and ciphers.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)