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1916 Type B Erie Shovel by Ball Engine Company

1916 Type B Erie Shovel made by Ball Engine Company of Erie, Pa. See the rest of these pix in my photostream. Found in Harrisonburg Va. Drerlict and used as a sign for a stone quarry. Weight is 41000 lbs, dipper hold 3/4 of a cubic yard, boom is 17 1/2 ft and height is 18 ft, cab is 8'2" wide and 12' 10" long, the boiler is 45 inches in diameter and 88 inches high with a heating surface of 364 squar inches and holding 275 gal of water. Ordinary working pressure is 125 lbs designes for 143 and tested to 213. Used double reversing boilers for hoisting, digging, swinging. It can be self propelled on steel wheels.

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Taken on July 4, 2009