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Sauerman Brothers, Inc.

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Sauerman Brothers, Inc., 1918-1937 | Historical Construction Equipment Association

By Thomas Berry

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Collection Overview

Title: Sauerman Brothers, Inc., 1918-1937Add to your cart.

ID: 1/101/1302

Primary Creator: Sauerman Brothers, Inc. (1911-????)

Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Group 1, Machinery Records, is arranged by subseries, record format, record type, machine class, and publication date (where known).

Subjects: Aggregate plant, Anaconda, Butler University, Cableway, Cableway hoist, Chicago, Illinois, Corps of Engineers, Crawler crane, Crawler dragline, Dragline, Dragline bucket, Electric motor, Essex, Montana, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Great Northern, Henry B. Sauerman, James O. Heyworth, John A. Sauerman, Miami Copper Company, Municipal and County Engineering, Napier, New Zealand, New York City, New Zealand, Ohio River Sand Company, Patent, Power Drag Scraper, Rotary scraper, Sauerman, Scarifier bucket, Scraper-Loader, Shearer & Mayer, Sheave block, Slackline dragline, Slackline dragline bucket, Slackline dragline engine, Slackline loader, Snowshed, Tail tower, Tautline cableway, Tower excavator, Traction engine, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

Forms of Material: Brochure, Catalog, Performance chart, Photograph, Plant layout, Prospect evaluation, Sales literature, Spec sheet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of sales and service literature discussing the company’s products, and periodicals published by the company.

Collection Historical Note

Sauerman Brothers was founded in 1911 in Chicago, Illinois, by Henry B. Sauerman and John A. Sauerman.  Henry enlisted in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in August, 1911, and retired due to health concerns in 1914. He was an advocate for highway and railroad development for national defense, and passed away May 20, 1919. As of 1921, John A. Sauerman was the sole proprietor of Sauerman Brothers.

Biographical Note

Sauerman Brothers was founded in 1911 in Chicago, Illinois, by Henry B. Sauerman and John A. Sauerman.  Henry enlisted in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in August, 1911, and retired due to health concerns in 1914. He was an advocate for highway and railroad development for national defense, and passed away May 20, 1919. As of 1921, John A. Sauerman was the sole proprietor of Sauerman Brothers.

Subject/Index Terms

Aggregate plant
Anaconda
Butler University
Cableway
Cableway hoist
Chicago, Illinois
Corps of Engineers
Crawler crane
Crawler dragline
Dragline
Dragline bucket
Electric motor
Essex, Montana
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
Great Northern
Henry B. Sauerman
James O. Heyworth
John A. Sauerman
Miami Copper Company
Municipal and County Engineering
Napier, New Zealand
New York City
New Zealand
Ohio River Sand Company
Patent
Power Drag Scraper
Rotary scraper
Sauerman
Scarifier bucket
Scraper-Loader
Shearer & Mayer
Sheave block
Slackline dragline
Slackline dragline bucket
Slackline dragline engine
Slackline loader
Snowshed
Tail tower
Tautline cableway
Tower excavator
Traction engine
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

Administrative Information

Repository: Historical Construction Equipment Association

Physical Access Note: Many records in Group 1 Series 1 Subseries 1 are in poor physical condition. Preservation photocopies are available for reference.

Acquisition Method:

This is an artificial collection comprised of records from multiple accessions. Initial records in this collection were found in files. Additional records have been donated by:

* Judd Griffith Collection, Accession 2000-0113 (received Sep 22, 2000)

* Columbus Equipment Company, Accession 2004-0088 (received Jun 21, 2004)

* Donald W. Frantz Collection, Accession 2005-0150 (received Dec 31, 2005). Filed with his collection per his request.

* Jim Pickhardt, accession 2006-0106 (received Sep 20, 2006)

* Gary E. Hansen, Accession 2007-0090 (received Dec 7, 2007)

* Willy Tedesko, accessions 2009-0205 (received Dec 23 2009) and 2010-0192 (received Jan 21, 2011)


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Group 1: Machinery records, 1918-1937Add to your cart.
Series 1: Sales literature, 1918-1937Add to your cart.
Subseries 1: Judd Griffith Collection, 1918-1937Add to your cart.
Item 1: Untitled catalog, 1918Add to your cart.
Sauerman Brothers sales literature: Catalog and plant layout discuss slackline dragline and dragline bucket. Buckets shown include Shearer & Mayer patent design. Photograph subjects include numerous aggregate plant installations; steam traction engine operation of plant; Miami Copper Company mill; river channelization by James O. Heyworth; Anaconda Copper Company levee construction; and Great Northern Railway snowshed construction, Essex, Montana.
Item 2: Circular 123, Jan 1923Add to your cart.
Sauerman Brothers sales literature: Brochure, spec sheet and plant layout discusses Junior slackline dragline.
Item 3: Excavating for Profit, Catalog No. 9, 1926Add to your cart.
Sauerman Brothers sales literature: Catalog and plant layout discuss slackline dragline, dragline bucket, slackline dragline engine; cableway hoist; and electric motor. Photograph subjects include numerous aggregate plant installations and unidentified dam, levee and river channelization projects; Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company project; and Ohio River Sand Company floating aggregate plant.
Item 4: Storage for Coal and Other Bulk Materials, Catalog No. 11, 1928Add to your cart.
Sauerman Brothers sales literature: Catalog and plant layout discuss Power Drag Scraper slackline dragline and slackline dragline bucket for coal and bulk material handling for power plants and industrial applications. Also discusses slackline dragline engine; cableway hoist; and electric motor. Photograph subjects include numerous installations, and unidentified crawler crane set up as mobile tail tower. Water damage; includes prospect evaluation form and performance chart.
Item 5: 130, Aug 1928Add to your cart.
Sauerman Brothers sales literature: Brochure, spec sheet and plant layout discuss Junior slackline dragline, slackline dragline bucket and cableway hoist.
Item 6: Power Drag Scrapers, Catalog No. 14, 1931Add to your cart.
Sauerman Brothers sales literature: Catalog and plant layout discuss Power Drag Scraper slackline dragline, dragline bucket, scarifier bucket, and tower excavator. Photograph subjects include numerous excavation projects, including Butler University stadium; mine stripping; harbor channel deepening, Napier, New Zealand; railroad ditching, subway excavation, New York City; and coal stockpiling. Includes prospect evaluation form and performance chart.
Item 7: Sauerman Long Range Machines, Catalog No. 18, 1936Add to your cart.
Sauerman Brothers sales literature: Catalog, spec sheet and plant layout discuss 90, 130, 200, 260, 400, 540, 2500, 3000 and 4000 Drag Scraper slackline dragline; cableway hoist; 9, 13, 20, 26 and 40 Slackline Scraper slackline dragline; 109, 113, 120, 126, 140, 720 and 825 Slackline Cableway Excavator slackline dragline; 500, 600, 700 and 800 slackline cableway for coal stockpiling; tower excavator; 25 and 55 tautline cableway; use of crawler dragline or crawler crane as a mobile tail tower; 1020, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1060, 1070, 1080, 1090 and 1100 Crescent Bucket slackline dragline bucket; L1001, L1002, L1003 and L1004 Scraper-Loader slackline loader; CHS125, CHS175, CHS212, CHS250 ,CHS300 and CHS350 Crescent Hydraulic Scraper rotary scraper; sheave block; and dragline bucket. Photograph subjects include numerous excavation projects, including dam construction, mines, aggregate plants, and industrial plants.
Item 8: Form No. 12, Apr 1937Add to your cart.
Sauerman Brothers sales literature: Prospect evaluation form.


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