steam shovel


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steam shovel

[′stēm ‚shəv·əl]
(mechanical engineering)
A power shovel operated by steam.

steam shovel

A power-shovel operated by steam which is generated in its own boiler.
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Though the electric machine required fewer men to operate than the steam shovel, the new and somewhat fragile electric machine could only be operated at one speed and had a more limited power range.
The author of this book, Peter Manktelow, believes the steam shovel and its derivatives have never received the recognition accorded to most other steam machines.
One can grant that the steam shovel could account for 95% of the work of digging holes, with the worker running the steam shovel accounting for 5%.
I have memorized the words to Burton's Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, having read it almost daily to a parade of children eager to hear one more time how Mike and his machine dug the cellar of the new town hall in record time.
Horsedrawn scrapes (metal bucketlike devices used to level the earth) and men wielding pick axes created the railroad grades, and they were replaced in 1925 by a steam shovel.
At age 12, Jerry spent his time singing and shining shoes at the local barbershop, and later worked as an oiler on his father's steam shovel.
With a staff of just a half dozen people, Mound Metalcraft turned out a total of 37,000 metal trucks in two designs in its first year - a steam shovel and a crane.
An item in Rock Products' "Sidetalk" column mentioned a relatively new invention, a steam shovel and locomotive crane combined.
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel is the 75th anniversary edition of the beloved classic children's picturebook by Caldecott medalist Virginia Lee Burton.
Two years of persuasion finally moved the Marion Steam Shovel Co.
The event also features several activities geared toward kids and families, including readings from truck-related children's books such as "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel," and a station where kids can color pictures of trucks.