“L” Sand Screener
Looks just like the big ones—works just like the big ones—a complete
sand and gravel plant consisting of truck, elevator, chute, screen,
measuring bin and hopper.
THE TRUCK has 3” rear wheels; 2” front wheels 6” folding tongue: and
channel section frame with steel platform.
THE ELEVATOR is double endless chain type with adjustable boxings and 14
steel buckets driven by crank with folding handle.
THE SCREEN is steel wire mesh 8” long: 3” wide with vibrating mechanism,
which works automatically with elevator.
THE CHUTE is 3¼” wide: 4” deep anti holds material while being screened.
MEASURING BIN is 5%” long: 3%” wide: and 4” deep; tapered at bottom with
sliding discharge gate.
HOPPER for gravel is 4” wide x 5%” long x 3¼” deep anti is operated by
cable windlass fitted with ratchet lock.
OPERATION: Turn the crank and the buckets scoop the material up, elevate
and discharge it into chute, the screen vibrates and fine sand goes
through meshes into measuring bin—gravel rolls off end of screen into
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: Length. 29”: height. 21”: width, 18”; weight. 22
pounds : finish, brilliant red with black trim.
“L” Hoisting Tower
This is one of the most unusual
playthings ever produced—an exact miniature working model of the
hoisting towers used on large construction work for spouting mixed
concrete to the various parts of the job. OPERATION. The loading skip at
the base is filled with mixed concrete—the loader hoist raises it to the
highest point of the track where it is tilted and emptied into bucket
inside the tower frame work—a second hoist then raises the bucket to the
desired tower height where the concrete is emptied into a large hopper
from which it is poured from any of the three spouts right into the
forms. THE TOWER rests on a steel base, is 39” High. built entirely of
steel and is thoroughly welded and riveted at all joints so as to
withstand hard abuse. LOADING SKIP is 2” x 2” square at bottom, 2” deep
and tapers to 5” long at top. HOPPER is 3” x 3” square at top, 3” deep
and is fitted with special valve for releasing concrete to any one of
the three spouts—It is also fitted with special adjustable joints so
that spouts can be swung in any direction desired as well as raised and
lowered. SPOUTS are open at top and telescopic type 15” long when closed
and 25 3/4" long when extended. Spouts are supported by heavy wire
horses or chairs. HOIST is operated by hand crank and is of double drum
type with 2” drums, automatic locks, etc. MOTOR is represented by
miniature housing such as used on the multiple cylinder, industrial type
motors so common on Construction work. FINISH: Enameled green with
bucket and spouts black. DIMENSIONS: Height, 39”; base, 12” square;
width, with skip down, 16’ 2”; weight, 22’ 2 pounds.
“L” Sand Loader
An ingenious Buddy “L” Plaything that
will amuse and hold the interest of any youngster for hours and hours.
OPERATION. The buckets mounted on an endless chain operated by crank,
scoop up the sand from the pile—elevate it to the top where it is dumped
into a chute and spouted into the waiting truck.
ELEVATOR is double chain type with twelve steel buckets 2” long x 11/2”
wide x 34” deep. It is equipped with adjustable lower boxings to take up
chain slack and has substantial steel side plates and steel bottom.
MAIN FRAME is all steel construction, carefully welded at all joints to
withstand strain and side twist. It is 7” long; 5” high and 5” wide.
CHUTE is made of steel, 5” long; 2¼” wide and 3” deep.
SPOUT is 5¼” long; 2’2” wide; 1” deep, tapered, made of steel and tilted
to proper angle for fast discharge.
FEATURES. One of the special features of this outfit is the mechanism
consisting of hand wheel, rack and gear which permits changing the pitch
of the elevator so that it will work low or high on the pile as desired.
CHASSIS. Steel channel section frame; steel axles; supporting brackets;
and 2” aluminum wheels with 1” tires.
FINISHED with two coats Olive Green auto enamel baked on with trimming
of black and red.
GENERAL DIMENSIONS: Length, 21”; width, 9’2”; height, 18”; weight, 12
"L" Road Roller Number 290
A remarkable reproduction by Buddy “L” engineers of the big steam
rollers that are used on street and highway work throughout the country.
THE ROLLER is made of steel, 234 inch diameter, by 4’2” long, and is
supported by heavy steel frame which permits it to oscillate with the
unevenness of the surface; miter-geared steering mechanism connected to
roller by chain, steers just like big rollers. DRIVE WHEELS are steel,
staggered spoke type, 534 inches in diameter with 25 ~ inch tires.
BOILER is 2’2” in diameter; 8” long with 222 x 1’2 dome, 4’ stack and 3”
x 4” firebox. FINISHED in green enamel with red roller, wheels and trim.
GENERAL DIMENSIONS: Length, 20”; width, 8’2”; height, 10’; weight, 20
“L” Concrete Mixer Number 280
Built just like the big ones used on
bridges, dams, roads, etc., and it actually mixes concrete.
MIXING DRUM: 534” in diameter; 53/4” long, made of steel with 6 pick-up
buckets and six mixing blades; drum revolves on four steel rollers and
is driven by two steel gears. Discharge chute is 1~ 2 wide by 4” long.
LOADER is double cable, pivoted type with tapering skip. To raise skip
you simply push clutch lever to left; to lower skip, push to right.
TRUCK: Front wheels 2” in diameter with 1” tires, rear wheels 3” in
diameter with 5~” tires; 722” jointed hitch tongue; steel platform is 7”
wide by 16” long. WATER TANK: Large capacity 2~/3” in diameter by 434”
long with brass faucet. POWER is by crank on end of drive shaft which
operates mixing drum and loader hoist which is controlled by clutch.
FINISH: Fine grey enamel, baked on. EQUIPMENT: One all steel measuring
shovel furnished with each machine. GENERAL DIMENSIONS: Length, 23”;
width (with skip down), 171/2”; height, 15”; weight, l6 1/2
“L” Concrete Mixer Number 280-A
Operates and is built same as No. 280, except truck is fitted with
crawler type traction wheels, 14” long, with 158” x 3/4” chain-link
section tread. MIXING is done by filling loading skip with sand and
cement—throw in loader clutch—turn crank—skip raises and materials slide
into drum—add water, release clutch, allowing skip to drop for next
batch— turn crank until drum makes fourteen revolutions— pull discharge
chute lever and mixed batch will be discharged in a pile ready for use.
EQUIPMENT includes one all-steel measuring shovel. FINISHED in grey,
baked-on enamel with black trimming. GENERAL DIMENSIONS: Length, 16”;
height, 16”; width with skip down, l7’2”; weight, 17 pounds.
"L" Trench Digger Number 400
OPERATION: Turning handle on crank
shaft of miniature multiple cylinder engine, forces the digging buckets
into the earth- as each is filled it is elevated to top of machine and
contents emptied through chute onto conveyor which carries it clear of
trench and discharges it onto pile or loads it into truck as desired.
ELEVATOR: is 18" long with adjustable boxing and has 22 digging
buckets, 1 1/2" wide by 1" deep of endless belt type. It is controlled
for trench depth by special cable windlass. CONVEYOR: is 13" long
with 1 3/4" wide canvas belt running over hardwood rollers. It is fitted
with spring tightness and is operated in conjunction with elevator by
bevel gearing. Conveyor has ratchet type windlass for adjusting the
elevation or pitch to suit the work. TRACTOR TRUCK: is 14" long
with steel axles, 3" wheels and crawler tread. GENERAL DIMENSIONS:
Length 24"; height, 20" width 14"; weight, 42 pounds; finish, yellow and
red enamel with black trim.
“L” Steam Shovel Number 220
Built just like the big shovels used for
digging cellars, ditches and other excavations. It scoops up the dirt,
elevates it, then swings clear around and drops the load at any desired
spot. THE TRUCK has 2” wheels, 1” tires, steel axles and a heavy steel
platform 6 ~“ long x 4¼” wide. THE CAB is 10” long, 5¼” high and 6¼”
wide with solid steel floor and corrugated steel roof. It is braced with
two ¼” channel steel braces.
THE BOOM is 13” long and swings in a 14” mast which is rigidly braced.
Boom is operated by cable windlass fitted with automatic ratchet and
folding crank. THE SHOVEL is 2¼” x 234” x 2’4” deep with 1” digging
teeth, and automatic clump door lock which is released for dumping by
special pull cable, FINISHED with two coats baked-on black enamel with
red truck platform and cab roof. DIMENSIONS: Length, Over all. 25”:
width, 10”; height. 14”: weight, 8 pounds.
“L” Steam Shovel Number 220-A
A faithful replica of the latest improved type of steam shovels—the big
fellows that dig into the earth—scoop up a load-—elevate it and then
swing round and dump it onto a pile or load it into trucks or cars for
hauling. THE SHOVEL is 2¼” x 234” x 2¼” deep with 1” long digging teeth
and automatic dump-door lock. Movements of shovel are controlled by
windlass fitted with double set of clutches. THE BOOM is steel and
swings in a well braced and specially designed mast and is extended by
rack and gear mechanism operated by a miniature compound engine. THE CAB
is substantially built with steel floor and corrugated steel roof and
can be turned in a complete circle on truck bed by means of Tiller
wheel. THE TRUCE has steel channel section frame, steel axles, aluminum
wheels and heavy steel platform or bed. BOILER is 2 3/4” in diameter and
9” high with hinged fire door and dome type stack. FINISHED with two
coats black enamel, baked on, and trimmed in red. DIMENSIONS: Length.
27’,a”: height, 14”; width, 10”: weight, 17 pounds.
“L” Steam Shovel Number 220 A-B
This model is same size, design and
construction as Buddy “L” steam shovel Number 220-A, except that it is
equipped with traction truck, 14” long with 3” wheels, steel axles and
crawler type tread made of 1 5/4” x 3/4” steel chain-link sections. This
Buddy “L” plaything is just like the big steam shovels that are used in
low, swampy sections where the ordinary type of truck shovel would
become mired. FINISHED with two Coats of enamel which is baked on so as
to give a hard wear and weather-resisting surface. The truck frame, cab
roof and trimming is red, balance is black. DIMENSIONS: Length, 2712”;
height, 17”; width, 12”; weight, 18 pounds.
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