| February/March 1990

Aluminum can crusher

An aluminum can crusher built in 1985 by E.F. Harrington. The gears are from a jack pump that was used on a farm to pump water. The frame and other working parts were assembled from scrap. Using a Briggs & Stratton gas engine, the crusher will smash a can

The restoration was started in 1974 but stopped for one thing or another. When we bought it, it was a basket case but thanks to Don Hinds of Centerville, South Dakota we got some levers, radiator panels, and other miscellaneous parts. We have it running still with the original rings and not too much blow-by. The tractor was purchased new at Beaver Crossing, Nebraska in about 1919 or 1920. It will be at the Papio Valley Threshers Show in Omaha on July 30, 1989.'