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Industrial Works

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founded in 1873 at Bay City, Michigan.

One of the largest producers of rail cranes in the United States.

Industrial Works merged with the Brown Hoisting Machinery Co (Brownhoist) in 1927 to become Industrial Brownhoist Corp., Cleveland, Ohio.


US Army surplus cranes were passed to national railways; and to military users in Europe; and sold to industrial concerns in France, Belgium, Nederlands and Britain after both World Wars.

Users of 1917-18 10 ton machines were the Royal Engineers at Longmoor;

15 ton machines were with the Prince of Wales Dry Dock, Port Talbot; and Wright, Bilston;

1944 vintage 20 ton machines went to Longmoor; and Dorman Long. [1]



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Sources of Information

  1. Chris Capewell Queens Park London