Crane: Smith 10-ton 24579
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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