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 Posted: Mon Jan 30th, 2017 10:06 pm
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A couple of photos from last summer.
I remember these things from the late 40s & early 50s
This one is at Lake Cowichan here on Vancouver Island.

Hmm ... how about an R/C version, Woodie ?





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I believe that most of those were built by Ross, who also built fork lifts, but Ross was bought out by Clark around 1960 (?).
In any event--that looks a little more sleek than the ones that I used to see in Philadelphia, when I was growing up.

Ross stuff was built RUGGED and as one guy who also worked at the place that had two Ross forklifts that I rebuilt and serviced,
described them they "looked like something that the Japs left on some South sea island in the 'thirties".
I beam and heavy angle.
I used to lift 22000 lbs, with extra homemade counterweight on the 18000 Lb model.

Always wanted to ride through the load space of an empty one traveling down a straight street when I was riding a motorcycle,
but the few times that the opportunity arose--I chickened out.
Unusual for me, back then.
Stupid youth----

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Hi all,

Here's a real early one.

This one is also an Vancouver Island at Port Alberni.





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There's a lumber museum in Centralia, WA.

I think they have one of these parked outside.

I'll have to check the next time I'm in the area...





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Herb: Thanks for the information
John: I hope to get to the Alberni Valley Museum this summer
Lee: If you go to Centralia, I hope you'll post some photos



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Hi Brian & all,

The 1929 version is displayed at the McLean Mill.

This link might give you a lead-in on the best days to visit the mill with everything operating

http://www.albernisteamtrain.com/steamdonkey/




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The lumber carrier Thread !


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The Ross lumber carrier looks familiar . . .



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a large brick factory here in Vienna, Austria used them to transfer bricks on pallets within their yards until 1980 or so.

occassionally one came out of the factory grounds and delivered bricks to nearby construction sites.

Unfortunately, I never took pictures of any of them so I have no idea about make and type.





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