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All Purpose Spreader Company - APSCO

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All Purpose Spreader Company - APSCO, 1945-1947 and n. d. | Historical Construction Equipment Association

By Thomas Berry

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Collection Overview

Title: All Purpose Spreader Company - APSCO, 1945-1947 and n. d.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 1/101/2559

Primary Creator: All Purpose Spreader Company - APSCO (????-1954)

Extent: 7.0 Items

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

Subjects: All Purpose Spreader Company, Anti-Skid Spreader, APSCO, Asphalt paver, Blaw-Knox Company, Elyria, Ohio, Road widener, Rubber tired, Salt spreader, Spreader box, Tailgate spreader, Tandem roller, Trench roller

Forms of Material: Brochure, Flier, Photograph, Sales literature, Spec sheet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of sales literature and a photograph discussing the company’s products.

Biographical Note

<u>Organizational History</u>

All Purpose Spreader Company, founded in Elyria, Ohio, used the APSCO acronym as its trade name. It was in business as early as 1945, and by 1946 was producing a rubber-tired spreader box called the All-Purpose Spreader. It built the first rubber-tired asphalt paver, and was acquired by Blaw-Knox Company (Collection 172) in 1954.

<u>Product Information</u>

Major patents and innovations:

Apsco developed the first rubber-tired asphalt paver. Their PF-series became a major product line for Blaw-Knox.

Model designations:

Apsco model designations were continued by Blaw-Knox.

Subject/Index Terms

All Purpose Spreader Company
Anti-Skid Spreader
APSCO
Asphalt paver
Blaw-Knox Company
Elyria, Ohio
Road widener
Rubber tired
Salt spreader
Spreader box
Tailgate spreader
Tandem roller
Trench roller


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8x10 B&W action photograph of All Purpose Spreader Company - APSCO rubber tired asphalt paver, right front down on, receiving material from dump truck. Viewable by clicking green arrow in finding aid.


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