Whats this mixer ????

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Re: Whats this mixer ????

Post #11 by FOWLER MAN » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:07 am

B100 LOADER wrote:I am saying nothing Fred :lol: Its not a JCB :lol:
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Hi All,
Thanks for your replies. Your right this time Martyn it's not a JCB. :lol: :lol:
I got this photo off a 1950's Pathe News Clip which jogged my memmory. :roll:
I didn't expect anyone to get this one right. There weren't many of these mixers about and it was over half a century ago. :shock:
They were a very unusual design, like a small version of the closed drum type but instead of having a discharge chute the drum tilted just enough to empty. :?
The maker was Acrow, better known for formwork and Acrow Props. :thumbup:
Heres a list of mixer manufacturers from that time which I remember. I wonder if anyone can add any more :?: :?: :?:
Acrow.
Baromix.
Benford.
Blaw-Knox (Rex)*
Fowler.*
Goodwin.
Liner.
Maximixam.
Millars.*
Parker.
Ransomes & Rapier.*
Rob Roy.
Stothert & Pit (Victoria).*
Wallace.
Winget.
Wonder Concrete Machinery.
The ones marked * also made big closed drum machines up to 3/4 yard capacity,these were plentyfull before readymix came in. I've got some photos which I'll post in my thread "The way we were" when I find time.
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Re: Whats this mixer ????

Post #12 by martyn williams » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:32 pm

I was going to say it was an Acrow but you beat me to it Fred :lol:
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