|Rapier Truck Mobile Crane|
This was a further development from the Super Mobile Crane. It was intended
as a lightweight crane for use in factories and yards. The main difference
from the Super is that the petrol engine and generator are mounted on the
main crane superstructure as a counterweight. This simplifies the
electrical connections. Built in 1941 this particular crane was used as the
works machine at Waterside Works until its final closure.
|Acquired by the Museum:||1994|
|Current State:||As acquired|
It was bought by
two former Rapier apprentices, Roy and Eddie Alcock, who ran a business
'Port Support'. In 1994 they donated the crane to the Museum.
The Museum has also acquired a second example, registered SFE 586, which
is fully operational, but not currently on display.