Crane, Bay City Shovels, Inc.

Crane, Bay City Shovels, Inc.

Year Built:
1938
Type of Equipment:
Heavy Equipment
Crane
Traction:
Treads
Manufacturer:
Bay City Shovels, Inc.
Manufacturer Location:
Bay City, MI
Motive Power:
Gasoline
Non-Motive Power:
Gasoline
In Service:
Mendocino County, CA
Sonoma County, CA
Donor:
Vrain C. Conley
Owner:
Roots of Motive Power
Vrain C. Conley of Healdsburg, a Roots member for several years, has donated to Roots of Motive Power a Bay City Crane, Model Number 25. This crane was manufactured in 1938 and was first sold by Garfield & Co. of San Francisco, CA. It was equipped with a boom and a ditcher. Vrain says, to the best of his knowledge, it has been working in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties since it was first purchased. It has been used for digging ponds, loading logs, building bridges and working on many other construction sites. He purchased it in November of 1997 and spent several months rebuilding it. He decided it could be put to good use at the Roots display area in Willits.

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