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Diesel crane

[Made In Leeds]

Smith 10t crane


Historical note:  The Smith family of Rodley started building cranes in 1840, and Thomas Smith took over the company in 1861 on the death of his father. The company was taken over by T W Ward of Sheffield in 1939, but continued to trade as a subsidiary. It was taken over again by Northern Engineering Industries in 1978, and eventually ceased manufacturing.

Built 1960 as a diesel crane by Thomas Smith, at Leeds
Load capacity 10 tons 0 cwt
Jib length 25' (approx 7.6 metres)
Previously worked British Steel (latterly Corus), at Scunthorpe
Entered collection Purchased from there in 2001
Current status Awaiting overhaul


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