Category: history

Toronto factory testing section

The Frameless Semi-trailer

  In the late 1940’s, Detroit based Fruehauf Trailer Company’s Chief Engineer Keith Tantlinger developed a new semi-trailer design that has since been copied by every trailer manufacturer throughout the world. Prior to this, the semi-trailer van body was basically a covered box mounted on a heavy chassis that took the weight. Fruehauf introduced an
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The Siphon

The English village of Alvingham in Lincolnshire was settled around 750 AD. In 1537, King Henry V!!! granted land for a mill in the village, and a mile-long mill stream was dug from the River Lud to supply its water wheel with power. In 1770, the Louth Navigation Canal was built from the small town
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The Champion Engine

The Champion Engine In the mid 1880’s, David June of Ohio designed what turned out to be one  of the most popular of the early threshing engines, the Champion steam engine. With a vertical boiler mounted between the two rear wheels, it was of a very simple design, although somewhat cumbersome in appearance. The centre
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Tree Harvesting

The Koehring Waterous Co. of Brantford, (formerly Waterous Engine Works. Ltd.), had been a major manufacturer of sawmill and wood processing equipment since the mid 1800’s, with such products as de-barkers, shredders and grinders for wood pulping, From the mid 1960’s, they remade the company into a manufacturer of large self-propelled wood harvesters, introducing the
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