More fundamentally, automation of one sort or another has been happening for centuries -- machine tools, steam shovels
, word processors, street sweepers, and plenty of other machines are just forms of automation.
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In 1930, it began making diecast iron toys including motorcycles, trucks, tractors, cars, planes and steam shovels
. The "Kiddie Toy" line was produced from 1960 to the 1970s.
The initial focus was on repairing the steam shovels
and carts that transported blasted rock and dirt for the new roadway.
In many ways, excavating concepts have changed little since the introduction of the first steam shovels
into mining in the late 1800s.
Or when your neighbourhood was the site of steam shovels
breaking ground for the first houses?
Into the Culebra Cut, a gorge carved 100 years ago by dynamite and steam shovels
through the mountains of the continental divide.
Ten years later, steam shovels
digging from the Atlantic and Pacific sides met, and the Panama Canal officially opened to commercial traffic on January 7th, 1914.
In the case of The Little House, the problem came when the city came too close for comfort, as steam shovels
rumbled by and she was soon surrounded by other houses, stores and tall skyscrapers.
In the January 4, 1913, issue, Coal Age reported on stripping operations in the coalfields of southeast Kansas being performed by the world's largest steam shovels
yet in operation.
Even after the bulldozers, steam shovels
and dumptrucks arrive, much remains unresolved as Trump departs for his 2011 presidential bid.
While Europe kick-started the industrial revolution, America took it into high gear: Mississippi steamboats, giant steam shovels
, the telephone, the assembly line, the light bulb, typewriter, sewing machine and so more came out of the USA.