Crane & Mobile
About this objectSix-ton mobile super crane no. 1235 mark 2 with 4 cylinder Perkins diesel engine.
The crane, manufactured by Ransomes and Rapier, is capable of lifting six tons. It is believed to have been a railway crane for use in a goods yard. It was used by Trinity House of Harwich, and later by Downs Road Boatyard at Maldon for moving goods. It was used there until 1985 when the main generator broke down. The generate has a maximum of 100 vaults and needed rewiring.
There are large wheels at the back where the crane is, smaller wheels at the front. The wheels are cast iron with solid tyres. A coat of pale blue paint has been put on top of the yellow, which shows through in some places. Much of the lower bodywork is painted black. The cab is in poor condition, open, with a wooden box as a seat and two levers with red wooden tops. Most of the windows are missing except the front, right, and back left.
MakerRansomes and Rapier Ltd.
Place MadeWaterside Works, Ipswich, Suffolk
Medium and MaterialsMetal framework with wire cables, plastic frosted windows and rubber tyres.
Inscription and MarksInscription of plate on arm of crane:
Inscription on plastic labels on panel at left side of seat:
Switches must not be
operated above 50 volts
Copyright LicenceAttribution - Non-commercial (cc)