Electric and Steam Shovels, 1905

As technology changes, sometimes we get stuck on old terminology; we “dial” a phone, the first TV channel is “2”, and we flatten things with a “steamroller”. ¬†Most steamrollers today, of course, are gas or diesel powered, but they’re still ‘steam’ to us. ¬† Steam-power ran most construction machinery in the 19th century, but slowly […]