ELEVENTH ANNUAL REUNION OF TRI-STATE HISTORICAL STEAM ENGINE ASSOCIATION, INC.
The steam shovel was a 4 wheel Thew. It was used to strip the dirt off the gravel. The dirt was about 10 feet deep. I fired the shovel and did other jobs that were to be done. B and B Sand and Gravel Company, Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
This is me at the belt loader for no. 1 sand. The Company had a ''Housten Gas Loader'' for gravel and no. 2 sand. These pictures were taken in 1928 when the Company went out of business.
A general view of the grounds. The portable Russell that ran the shingle mill can be seen at the far right. Several other engines can be seen in the background.
This was the screen on top and the pump house at center right. I worked here three years, 1926, 27 and 28.
A 6 in. centrifugal pump on the boat. A suction line was raised and lowered to the bottom of the pit. The gravel was pumped up on the bank where another pump forced it up on top of the derrick where it went through the screen for different grades of sand