Ransomes and Rapier

Ransomes and Rapier

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By 1874, a steam locomotive had been built for use in construction work on the Shanghai and Woosung Railway, and it was the first locomotive to run in China. Subsequent developments were in turntables, traversers, locomotive hoists, hydraulic buffer stops and the various types of cranes, including steam and, later diesel breakdown cranes, some with lifting capacities of more than 100 tons. The company made the first ever mobile hydraulic crane and became a leader in crane technology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 172 x 248mm
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120
  • 0752437771
  • 9780752437774

About Hinton J. Sheryn

Hinton Sheryn is the world's acknowledged expert on the history of heavy earth moving equipment and cranes and has written many books on the subject.
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