Stutz Manufacturing Corp. YANKEE TRAVELING CRANE ON WHEELS, circa. mid-1930’s
The Yankee Traveling Crane on Wheels was built by the Stutz Mfg. Corp. in Brooklyn in the mid-1930’s. It is believed to be the forerunner of 2 additional diggers which also featured an overhead trolley rather than a traditional crane boom and jib; they are the rare Traveling Crane made by Buddy Sales, Co. and, later, the successful Electro-Hoist made by the Star Mfg. Co.
This particular Yankee Traveling Crane is shown as-found, on an iron stand, and in excellent working condition. It has a 2-cent coin mechanism and has not been restored.