Category : Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Carco

Charles Fairbairn
Many of the readership will identify the name Carco as being associated with logging winches and forestry equipment. However, Carco’s roots go much further back
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Classic machines: The scrapers of Curtiss-Wright

Charles Fairbairn
A company far better known for its aircraft such as the legendary Jenny, Kittyhawk, Tomahawk and Helldiver, plus a very successful line of aircraft engines,
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Forgotten companies: Bucyrus-Erie

Charles Fairbairn
The Bucyrus-Erie Company was world famous for it’s range of face shovels, draglines, cranes and other mining and quarry equipment. However, it also made a
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Forgotten companies: Isaacson

Charles Fairbairn
Back in time when the track type tractor was still considered a new tool for earthmoving, there were dozens of companies offering attachments to outfit
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Forgotten companies: Tractomotive

Charles Fairbairn
An exceptionally versatile tool, the wheel loader has found a use in all phases of construction as well as quarry and aggregate production, material recycling,
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Forgotten companies: Hewco

Charles Fairbairn
Our country has produced over the years many forward thinking and innovative companies. In the mid-1940s another one was born, in Huntly of all places,
Contractor Forgotten companies

Forgotten companies: Eimco

Charles Fairbairn
Established in the 1880s, Eimco designed and built underground mining equipment. In a surprising move, it decided to go above ground and enter the track
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Classic Machines: Aveling-Barford’s grader

Charles Fairbairn
Aveling-Barford was formed in 1934 from the merger of two long established British companies – Aveling & Porter (est.1862) and Barford & Perkins (est. 1860).