1932 Bucyrus-Erie 5O-B Steam Shovel

Brooke Clarke 2002 - 2021


This steam shovel is at the Roots of Motive Power in Willits, California.
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1932 Bucyrus-Erie 5O-B Steam Shovel

The book Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Wiki) by Virginia Lee Burton, 1939 is based on this excavator.
1542982 Power Excavating Machine and Method of Actuating same, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Jun 23, 1925
1542982 Power Excavating Machine and Method of
                    Actuating same, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam
                    Shovel Co.), Jun 23, 1925
1542982 Power Excavating Machine and Method of
                    Actuating same, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam
                    Shovel Co.), Jun 23, 1925 1542982 Power Excavating Machine and Method of
                    Actuating same, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam
                    Shovel Co.), Jun 23, 1925
1773252 Excavating Machinery, William M. Bager, Lehman Werner, (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Aug 19, 1930
1773252 Excavating Machinery, William M. Eager
                    (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Aug 19, 1930
1773252 Excavating Machinery, William M. Eager
                    (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Aug 19, 1930 1773252 Excavating Machinery, William M. Eager
                    (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Aug 19, 1930


Patents

1089 Crane-excavator for Excavating and Removing Earth, William S. Otis, Feb. 24, 1839, 37/395 -  first Steam Shovel
714755  Ore Concentrating and Dredging Apparatus, Adelbert B. Stetson (Bucyrus Co.), Dec 2, 1902, 299/9; 209/269; 209/44; 37/338 - on barge
792273 Ladder and Tumbler Bearing for Elevator-Dredges, Samuel L.G. Knox (Bucyrus Co.), Jun 13, 1905, 384/154 -
802925 Excavator, Walter Ferris (Bucyrus Co.), Oct 24, 1905, 280/764.1 -
853348 Machine Break, Walter Ferris (Bucyrus Co.), May 14, 1907, 188/77R - workes with both directions of wheel rotation
1430298 Rope Thrusting Shovel, Walter Ferris & R.W.M. Bager (Bucyrus Co.), Sep 20, 1922 414/693- first showing of Rope-Thrusting
1516878 Hoisting Apparatus, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Nov 25, 1924, 37/395 - rails, wheels, tracks?
1519101 Excavating Device, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Dec 26, 1924, 37/452 ; 279/102 - bucket
1542982 Power Excavating Machine and Method of Actuating same, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Jun 23, 1925, 414/690 ; 122/408.1; 414/815; 417/280; 417/295 -
1544054 Excavating Machine, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Jun 30, 1925, 414/690 ; 180/58; 417/362 -

1556574 Excavating Machine and the like, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Oct 13, 1925, 414/690 -
1560522 Hoist, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Nov 10, 1925, 477/176 -
1564791 Rope Thrusting Shovel, Roger sherman-Hoar (Bucyrus Co.), Dec 8, 1925 414/693- example of Rackless Rope Thrust
1572870 Clutch, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Feb 16, 1926, 192/85AA ; 188/264A; 192/113.26; 192/99R - very high power & small
1602562 Power Excavator, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Oct 12, 1926, 212/173 -
1643598 Traveling Track Sprocket, Edwin J. Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Sep 27, 1927, 305/199 ; 305/115; 474/156; 474/901 -
1650415 Method of and Mechanism for Controlling Variable-speed engines, Edwin J Armstrong (Erie Steam Shovel Co.), Nov 22, 1927, 137/57 -
1773252 Excavating Machinery, William M. Bager (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Aug 19, 1930, 180/6.7 ; 180/6.58; 180/9.62; 192/49 -compact revolving power shovel
Calls:
1485945 Excavator supporting Frame and Traction Means Therefor, S.R.W.M. Bager (Bucyrus Co.),, Mar 4 1924, 212/253 -
1773253 Creeping Traction Mounting, William M. Bager (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Aug 19, 1930, 180/6.7 ; 172/292; 192/49; 74/665S -
1717591 Fluid-Actuated Engine, Clarence B. Weston (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Jun 18, 1929, 91/246 ; 91/188; 91/196; 91/331; 91/332; 91/448 - remote reversing of engine
1793438 Hydraulically Operated Shovel, Walter Ferris (Bucyrus Co.), Feb 17, 1931, 414/690
1922285 Power Excavator, Walter Ferris (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Aug 15, 1933, 414/690 - Hydraulic
Calls:
1793438 Hydraulically Operated Shovel, Walter Ferris (Bucyrus Co.), Feb 17, 1931, 414/690
1798198 Pump, Walter Ferris & John P. Ferris, 1931-03-31,
1954801 Brake, Trevor Davidson (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Apr 17, 1934, 188/77R ; 188/152; 188/196A; 188/2R; 188/355; 74/516- slack and adjustment control of large diameter band brake
2543765 Winch for Convertible Draglines, Trevor O. Davidson, Bruno L. Lonngren (Bucyrus-Erie Co.), Mar 6 1951, 254/297 ; 254/300; 254/311; 414/690; 414/693 -

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