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Ruston-Bucyrus

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1929. Model RB4. Exhibit at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
1930. Oil engine-driven excavator.
1931. A New Caterpillar Mounting for Excavators.
1931. 1/2 Cubic Yard Excavator.
1931. 160 bhp Oil driven drag line excavator.
1932. Oil Engine Excavator.
1933. 1.75 Cubic Yard Dragline Excavator.
1937. Model 17. Exhibit at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
1937. Model 17. Exhibit at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
1940. Makers No 5127.
1951.
1954. Excavator.
1954. Excavator.
Exhibit at Beamish Museum.
Racking or crowding gear on steam navvy at Beamish Museum
1957. Dragline. Model 54RB. Exhibit at the Snibston Discovery Museum.
1958.
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Detail. Exhibit at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life.

Manufacturers of excavating and handling equipment, of Lincoln.

1929 Private company.

1930 The Bucyrus-Erie company of the USA joined with Ruston and Hornsby Ltd, the leading British maker of excavators, to form subsidiary Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd.

1961 Manufacturers of excavating and handling equipment. 2,600 employees. [1]

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Sources of Information

  • Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p624-5