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Galion, GAR WOOD, Gardner-Denver, GILSON, Gledhill

11 photo(s) Updated on: 03/08/2024
  • 1954 Galion 503 motor grader, freshly painted at the IUOE Local 18 Apprenticeship shop. Note the state-of-the-art air conditioning - the tip-out windshield also helped operator visibility.
  • Circa 1929 Galion Iron Works Leaning Wheel E-Z Lift No. 10 pull grader. The “E-Z Lift” name refers to the mechanism for raising and lowering the blade with minimal effort.
  • In the early 1900s, names were often used instead of model numbers. This is a circa 1925 Galion Iron Works Light Premier pull grader.
  • Galion Little Ideal pull grader. The brackets and footrest at the front are for a seat, from which the teamster controls the team pull the grader while the blademan in back operates the grader.
  • c. 1927 Galion Master 10-ton three-wheel roller. Spikes or cleats could be inserted in the holes in the large rear drums to provide traction when pulling a scarifier or grader for road maintenance.
  • This 1953 Gar Wood M20A truck crane is descended from the Buckeye line of shovels and cranes.
  • c. 1939 Gardner-Denver wagon drill. Portable pneumatic drills like this transitioned from steel wheels to rubber tires to crawlers powered by air motors.
  • This 1955 Gerlinger L-18 forklift is a very early example of joystick control - one lever moves the forks up, down and side to side. It can lift nine tons. (Ron Wozniak image)
  • Built in 1968, our Gilson 11-SCFR mixer uses principles dating to the 1910s: A skip to receive dry materials, and flow of material along its direction of travel.
  • c. 1930s-1940s Gledhill pull grader.
  • Gledhill Road Shaper. This machine used an arrangement of skids, controlled by hand cranks and a crude hydraulic pump, to finish the surface of a dirt or gravel road.
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