|Ransomes Runabout Electric Crane|
The design of this crane dates from 1921 and was produced by Ransomes, Sims
& Jefferies. The jib was produced under sub contract by Ransomes & Rapier,
just across the river. The front and rear steering dollies work in
opposition, giving a tight turning circle. Four wheels across the centre
are driven by motors between each pair.
|Acquired by the Museum:||1983|
|Current State:||Fully restored and operational|
This particular example was used in
Ransomes own works yard, and is supposed to date from 1951, it remained with
Ransomes until 1983, when it was presented to the Museum. As there is no
registration number it is difficult to check this, and some believe it to
be a much earlier build.